Uxbridge gazette dating
Two other places in Middlesex bore the name of the Wixan: Uxendon ("Wixan's Hill"), a name now preserved only in the street names of Uxendon Hill and Crescent in Harrow, and Waxlow ("Wixan's Wood") near Southall.Archaeologists found Bronze Age remains (before 700 BC) and medieval remains during the construction of The Chimes shopping centre; two miles (3.2 km) away at Denham, Upper Paleolithic remains have been found.In the early 1900s the Uxbridge and District Electricity Supply Company had been established in Waterloo Road, and much of the town was connected by 1902, although some houses still had gas lighting in 1912.A water tower on Uxbridge Common was built in 1906, resembling a church tower, to improve the supply to the town.The development of Uxbridge declined after the opening of the Great Western Railway in 1838, which passed through West Drayton.A branch line to Uxbridge was not built until 1904.In the early 19th century, Uxbridge had an unsavoury reputation; the jurist William Arabin said of its residents "They will steal the very teeth out of your mouth as you walk through the streets.I know it from experience." For about 200 years most of London's flour was produced in the Uxbridge area.
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The enclosure of Hillingdon Parish in 1819 saw the reduction in size of Uxbridge Common, which at its largest had been 4 miles (6.4 km) in circumference.
The common originally covered both sides of Park Road to the north of the town centre but now covers 15 acres (6.1 ha).
It was demolished and replaced by a Budgen's supermarket, which in turn was demolished with the construction of The Chimes shopping centre.
The brewery building in George Street remained in place until it was demolished in 1967.