North Feltham

North Feltham, Hounslow

A Heathrow satellite district with industrial and trading estates north of the Duke of Northumberland’s River and housing to the south

Harlington Road West, North Feltham

In the days when this was an empty corner of Hounslow Heath, Bedfont gunpowder mills stood near Baber Bridge. The mills frequently blew up and had to be rebuilt. Swords were ground at another mill nearby. Stables dating from around 1800 remain from the former Feltham Lodge.

A handful of mid-Victorian villas have survived north of Staines Road but the district has otherwise been entirely created since the Second World War. North Feltham was home to the National Maritime Institute until its submersion within British Maritime Technology, which is based at Teddington.

The thriving North Feltham trading estate is dominated by logistics and support opera­tions serving Heathrow Airport and the aroma of inter­na­tional airline cuisine wafts from food prepar­ation units.

The Hounslow Urban Farm was created in 1990 on the site of the borough parks nursery. It is London’s largest community farm and an approved rare breeds centre.

North Feltham’s other amenities include a Tesco super­store, allot­ments and a waste tip.

Postcode area: Feltham TW14
* The picture of Harlington Road West on this page is slightly modified from an original photograph, copyright Des Blenkinsopp, at Geograph Britain and Ireland, made available under the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic Licence. Any subsequent reuse is freely permitted under the terms of that licence.