West London Removals: Removals Hanwell
Removals, Storage, Man and Van Hire and House Clearance in Hanwell and W7, West London.
Allen & Young are a Moving and Storage Company based in North West London and we regularly move clients to and from the Hanwell area. We offer Removals, Storage, Packing Services, Man and Van Hire, House Clearance and Removal packaging such as boxes, tape and bubble wrap can also be purchased though our site. We also provide a full range of Business Services such as office moves, light haulage, furniture delivery and assembly. Although offer the full range of removal services and frequently undertake large moves, we specialise in light and medium sized removals, perfect for apartments, flats, studios, bedsits, houses and moving offices. In addition we offer some specialist removal services such as comprehensive relocations for senior citizens planning to move into residential care homes, nursing homes or sheltered accommodation in Hanwell.
If you need a remover, a man and van, some storage, packing or house clearance in the Hanwell area, simply call or email Allen and Young today.
Hanwell is a town situated in the London Borough of Ealing in West London, between Ealing and Southall and is located in postal district W7. The local motto is: The Nec Aspera Terrent (Difficulties Be Damned). Allen and Young Ltd carry out all moving services including removals, man and van, storage, packing and house clearance in the Hanwell area.
The name of Hanwell is of such antiquity, that its origin is likely to remain a matter of conjecture for all times. Never the less, various suggestions have been put forward: Near to the old Rectory and close to Hanwell spring, is large stone of about a ton in weight. The Anglo-Saxon’s had the word ‘Han’ to denote a boundary stone. This juxtaposition of these two natural features could have given rise to the name Han-well which dates back to before the Doomsday Book. The earliest surviving reference is AD 959 when it is recorded as Hanewelle in pledge, when Alfwyn (a Saxon) pawned his land for money to go on a pilgrimage.
Also, the original boarders of the parish stretched from the bend of the River Brent at Greenford and followed the river all the way down to the River Thames, yet it is only just over 3,000 ft wide on long the east-west line of the Uxbridge Road. Its geography, before the draining of the marshes, formed a natural boundary between the different tribes of the south east of England. This gives some support to another suggestion that Han came from the Saxon han for cockerel. So perhaps Hanne – welle be derived from Han-créd -welle. The other sounds being dropped (see: Elision) to make it easier to say and a touch more euphonic. Han-créd or rather the modern synonym cock-crow was a term used until recently in both town and country to signify the boarder between night and day, and is neither one nor the other. In other words Hanwell may mean well upon the boundary. Lastly it is worth noting that the only other Hanwell in Britain is also a small parish on the very edge of Oxfordshire where forms the boundary with Warwickshire.
The Uxbridge Road (then known as the Oxford Road) was turnpiked between Uxbridge and Tyburn in 1714. The revenue from tolls enabled an all-weather metaled road surface of compacted gravel to be laid down. This constant movement of people along the road, in turn brought about the establishment of coaching inns along the road as it crossed the River Brent and passed through the parish of Hanwell. In these inns, travellers could stable their horses, place their carts or goods in safe storage and secure board and lodgings for themselves overnight.
The first inn on crossing the River Brent is the Viaduct which is on the north side. Named after the Wharncliffe Viaduct (ibid), its original name was the Coach and Horses. At the back of the pub, some of the original stable building can be seen, dating to about 1730. Early in the 20th century The Viaduct received a new faïence façade which Nikolaus Pevsner succinctly described as “a jolly tiled Edwardian pub”. Unfortunately, today the profusion of street furniture detracts somewhat from the original impact that these rich mid-browns and mid-cream glazed tiles gave the building.
Further east still and back across on the north side of the Uxbridge Road at the junction of Hanwell Broadway is the Duke of York. This became an important staging point for stagecoaches on their way between Oxford and London. Established in the 18th century, it has been subsequently rebuilt in the Tudorbethan style. Read more…