Feltham shown within Greater London
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Feltham (pronounced /ˈfɛltəm/) is a town in the London Borough of Hounslow, West London. It is located about 13 miles (21 km) west-southwest of central London at Charing Cross and 2 miles (3.2 km) from Heathrow Airport Central. It is the location of Feltham Young Offenders' Institution, situated near the town's border with Ashford and the neighbouring village of East Bedfont.
Feltham formed an ancient parish in the Spelthorne hundred of Middlesex. In 1831 it occupied an area of 2,620 acres (11 km2) and had a population of 924. From 1894 to 1904 the Felham parish was included in the Staines Rural District. In 1901 the parish had a population of 4,534 and in 1904 it was split from the rural district to form the Feltham Urban District.. In 1932 the parishes of Hanworth and East Bedfont were also transferred from the Staines district to the council of Feltham Urban District. The former area of Feltham Urban District became part of Greater London in 1965 as part of the London Borough of Hounslow.
In 1784 General William Roy set out the baseline of what would become the Ordnance Survey across Hounslow Heath, passing through Feltham. General Roy is commemorated by a local pub. The MOD Defence Geographic Centre still has a base in Feltham.
The main economic activity of the Feltham area was market gardening until well into the twentieth century. A popular variety of pea is known as "Feltham First" as it was first grown in the town. The market gardens were largely replaced with light industry and new housing from the 1930s onwards, but this is still one of the greenest areas in Greater London and includes three rivers, part of the once vast Hounslow Heath, a country park formed from converted gravel pits, and one of London's first airfields, London Air Park, which is now a large and popular public open space.
The town has also been associated with land and air transport for over a century. In what is now the Leisure West complex, the Feltham tramcar was once manufactured and ran along the tracks of many municipal operators, though never in Feltham itself. In the same area of the town, aircraft manufacture was an important industry, particularly during the war years. Feltham was also home to Britain's second largest railway marshalling yards and was a target for Luftwaffe bombs several times during the second world war.
The town forms part of Feltham and Heston Parliament constituency and the South West London Assembly constituency. There are two Council wards in Feltham - Feltham North and Feltham West - though locals may include sections of the Hanworth Park ward, part of which begins to the south of the railway line to the east of the high street, and even parts of Bedfont as being "Feltham".
North Feltham, Lower Feltham, Hatton, Felthamhill (actually just inside Surrey and officially part of Sunbury).
Nearby Hatton Cross tube station, which is on the Heathrow branch of the Piccadilly line, serves the residents of Feltham, with bus routes 90, 285, 490, H26 and H25 running frequent servies through the town to the station.
The town is also served by Feltham railway station with rail service to Waterloo, Windsor and Eton Riverside and Reading, and London Buses services to Kingston upon Thames, Richmond, Hounslow, Brentford, Heathrow and Staines. The nearest places are Hounslow, East Bedfont, Ashford, Hanworth, Cranford, Staines and Sunbury.
Feltham Gallery 
West London is the outer west district of London.
West London's obvious popularity with travellers and short- to mid-term residents (backpackers, working holiday makers, etc.) can be explained by a number of factors, not least its proximity to Heathrow Airport, London's largest airport, and its multiple, easy transport connections with the West End and Central London.
The geography of West London is dominated by the River Thames as it winds its way eastward from the Lower Thames Valley towards the sea. The river is a focus of life for many in West London, a place for riverside walks, cycling, rowing, sailing and pubbing.
Many outer areas of West London was once part of the county of Middlesex which no longer exists for administrative purposes. However, Middlesex is still part of the official postal address for these areas.
West London is itself made up of numerous suburbs, villages and satellite towns. Several areas of West London are particularly popular with travellers and backpackers, for their attractions, their facilities and their many accommodation options.
West London consists of the following boroughs:
West London enjoys multiple connections and throughways as the gateway of London to the west.
West London is well served by Tube connections with several lines running through and westwardly terminating within the area:
The tube station nearest to the centre of Ealing is Ealing Broadway, which is on the Central and District line, and also has a mainline rail connection (which terminates at Paddington). The journey from Paddington to Ealing Broadway on the mainline takes around 8-10 minutes.
Travelling from the west, by far the quickest road access to Chiswick is the M4 Motorway linking London with the Lower Thames Valley, Bristol and South Wales. Following the motorway to its very end will bring you on the A4 Great West Road: turning first or second left (the latter at the traffic lights) will allow you to thread your way painlessly to Turnham Green and Chiswick High Road.
Chiswick mainline station - located several hundred metres south of the Great West Road and Chiswick High Road, Chiswick mainline is part of the SouthWest Trains network and allows quick access to Clapham Junction, Battersea and Waterloo (amongst several other stations)
The Tube links Uxbridge with the West End and Central London. Day buses depart for Uxbridge everyday and Night buses from Trafalgar square have Uxbridge as their terminus.
Although not as concentrated as Central London, West London's attractions are many:
Many events take place in Ealing each year, including
Like many of the UK's high streets Uxbridge has a wide range of shops.
Chiswick is the areas of West London with the widest range of options. There are at least 30 restaurants in Chiswick. Chiswick High Road has the usual wide selection of fast food outlets and supermarket food. For the more discerning, an extensive range of restaurants and eateries exists for all tastes and budgets that makes Chiswick a definite destination for the gastronome.
There are fast food outlets and restaurants on the high street in Uxbridge.
There are numerous restaurants within minutes of Ealing Broadway Station serving cuisine from all around the world.
You will never be short of a pub in West London, with hundreds of great venues from Ealing to central London and beyond. Upmarket bars and clubs are also plentiful.
Pubs in the centre of Ealing tend to be lively and rather noisy.
Uxbridge is home to a many fine eateries and public houses. Many pubs are located along historic Windsor Street.
Feltham's two main drinking establishments are
With its proximity to Heathrow Airport, Uxbridge has some good hotels. There is a recently opened (2009) travel lodge in the bus stations and numerous independent pubs offering accommodation in the local area.
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FELTHAM, or [[Felltham, Owen]] (d. 1668), English moralist, was the son of Thomas Feltham or Felltham of Mutford in Suffolk. The date of his birth is given variously as 1602 and 1609. Hs is famous chiefly as the author of a volume entitled Resolves,Divine, Moral and Political, containing one hundred short and pithy essays. To later issues of the Resolves Feltham appended Lusoria, a collection of forty poems. Hardly anything is known of his life except that T. Randolph, the adopted "son" of Ben Jonson, addressed a poem of compliment to him, and became his friend, and that Feltham attacked Ben Jonson in an ode shortly before the aged poet's death, but contributed a flattering elegy to the J onsonus Virbius in 1638. Early in life Feltham visited Flanders, and published observations in 1652 under the title of A Brief Character of the Low Countries. He was a strict highchurchman and a royalist; he even described Charles as "Christ the Second." hallam stigmatized Feltham as one of our worst writers. He has not, indeed, the elegance of Bacon, whom he emulated, and he is often obscure and affected; but his copious imagery and genuine penetration give his reflections a certain charm. To the middle classes of the 17th century he seemed a heaven-sent philosopher and guide, and was only less popular than Francis Quarles the poet.
Eleven editions of the Resolves appeared before 1700. Later editions by James Cumming (London, 1806; much garbled; has account of Feltham's life and writings), and O. Smeaton in "Temple Classics" series (London, 1904).