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The Army on Hounslow Heath
Summer 1686
1686

a plan of the military camp on Hounslow Heath

Training ground for the army

Hounslow Heath was an enormous area of flat open land that used to cover most of south-west Middlesex. From about 1660 onwards it was sometmes used as a training camp for the army. Twickenham Green is not really a traditional village green but was actually part of Hounslow Heath.

Hospital Bridge Road

It seems likely that there was a military hospital on Hounslow Heath. This might be why there is a road in Whitton called Hospital Bridge Road. Records certainly show that men were killed and injured at the military camp during the summer of 1686.

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