Goulds Green

Goulds Green, Hillingdon

A half-developed locality situated just beyond the northern edge of Stockley Park

Goulds Green riding school, seen c.2004
Goulds Green riding school

The family of John Golde was mentioned in local documents in 1373 and Goulds Grene was first recorded in 1592. The green was a southward extension of Hillingdon Heath, covering about 20 acres.

By 1806 the hamlet was suffi­ciently signi­ficant to form one of the four divisions of Hillingdon parish, along with Hillingdon East, Hillingdon Town and Yiewsley. A police station was in existence here by 1864.

During the 1920s and early 1930s suburban devel­opment stretched here from Hayes and there has been more since, but the Stables Farm survives. Its outbuildings and fields comprise Goulds Green riding school.

Goulds, a rural neigh­bourhood in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, may have been named by settlers who came from Goulds Green.

Postcode area: Uxbridge UB8