Greenford

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Coordinates: 51°31′48″N 0°21′46″W / 51.5299°N 0.3628°W / 51.5299; -0.3628

Greenford is a large suburb in the London Borough of Ealing in west London, UK. It was historically an ancient parish in the former county of Middlesex. The most prominent landmarks in the suburb are the A40, a major dual-carriageway, Horsenden Hill 85 metres (279 ft) above sea level, the small Parish Church of Holy Cross (14th century), and Betham House, built by Edward Betham (c. 1780). The Greenford post town covers a very large area.

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The name is first recorded in 848 as Grenan forda. It is formed from the Old English 'grēne' and 'ford' and means 'place at the green ford'. Greenford was known as Great Greenford to distinguish it from Little Greenford, which is now known as Perivale. The affixes 'Magna' and 'Parva' have also been used to denote the difference.[1]

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