Signs of the Times Canary Wharf M4 South

This project is based on a 200 year old book about this road, looking to find equivalent views today and use captions from the book


Brentford has little to boast besides its situation. From hence a considerable trade in corn, malt and other commodities is carried on, by means of the Thames













On the south, near Sion House, is the cheerful village of Isleworth, on the banks of the Thames. In its neighbourhood are many handsome houses and some seats



Hounslow Heath. This waste is a dead flat, of a great extent, and having little variety, the weary traveller wishes to hasten speedily from it



Slough is a large village in the road, about a mile and a half distant from Windsor, composed chiefly of one street











After we pass Colnbrook, the lofty towers of Windsor Castle are often caught by the eye through the scenery











Maidenhead Thicket. At the twenty-eight mile stone we enter the race ground, which is of great extent




The road then descends towards the town of Reading, the spires of which present themselves to view in the west











Theale is a neat village; on the south it is skirted by fertile meadows, watered by the Kennet




Four miles south-by-west of Englefield is Padworth. This seat is a noble mansion, delightfully situated on the north side of the vale










halfway house


Returning to the high road, we proceed to the Halfway House, with the road winding along the bottom of a pleasant valley



St Peter's church at Marlborough answers to the scite of a temple. A little to the south is a gate and some other relicks



Hungerford is composed of a mixture of ancient and modern buildings. Some of the houses have distinguishing marks of antiquity











stones by marlborough

Proceeding from Marlborough and descending a hill, there are a great number of stones, in rude forms, scattered irregularly












The beauty of Bowood consists in its simplicity and extent. The aim is to present nature with nothing done to it, there being only a gravel path for the use of ladies in wet weather



As we approach Box, the high ground on the left becomes more lofty and in its face appears the beautiful white free-stone, known by the name Bath-stone












near bath

The avenues leading to Bath, having been improved, are rendered more easy and are now perfectly safe for carriages and those who take the air on horseback