Facts about Feltham
History of Feltham
A large area of ten cultivated ploughlands is recorded. Following Mortain’s son’s forfeit of lands, the land was granted to the Redvers/de Ripariis/Rivers family. The heir in that family, Hubert de Burgh swapped Feltham and Kempton with Henry III for his manors of Aylsham in Norfolk and Westhall in Suffolk.
While under total royal control following Henry VIII’s full annexation of the manor into the Honour of Hampton Court. A lease of all of its manor court rights and “franchises, privileges, emoluments, and hereditaments” was granted under his daughter Elizabeth I to the Killigrew family of Kempton Park, for 80 years.
Feltham is a large town in western Greater London, England. Approximately 13 miles from Charing Cross. Historically part of Middlesex, it became part of the London Borough of Hounslow in 1965. The parliamentary constituency of Feltham and Heston has been held by Labour Party MPs since 1992. In 2011, the population of the combined census area of Feltham, Bedfont, and Hanworth was 63,368, of which around 49% had Afro-Caribbean, South Asian, or Eastern European family backgrounds.
The economy of the town was largely agrarian until the early twentieth century when it was transformed by the expansion of the London urban area. Most of the original High Street was demolished in the 1960s and 1970s. Further redevelopment in the early 2000s created the current shopping center, which opened in 2006.