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HOUNSLOW

HOUNSLOW HEATH To the west of the town is Hounslow Heath, once a seven-mile stretch (4,000 acres) of grassland and a favourite spot of highwaymen. They robbed the stage coaches of the wealthy travelling to the West Country and of courtiers on their way to Windsor. For more than 200 years during the 17th and 18th centuries the heath was considered the most dangerous place in Britain. Because they usually picked on the rich, the highwaymen became popular heroes. Only the victims grieved when, for example, the dukes of

Hounslow Heath

HOUNSLOW

Dick Turpin stayed at many of the inns in Hounslow

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Hounslow Pocket Guide 2015  

Published in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. 20,000 copies printed and distributed in July/August 2015.

Hounslow Pocket Guide 2015  

Published in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. 20,000 copies printed and distributed in July/August 2015.

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