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
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