Red Lion Bridge
Bridge, existing until 1969
Print-friendly version of this page Harrow Road
once spanned the River Westbourne
at this point.
Now an extremely urban area, with the Westway
running on a flyover directly above the rerouted Harrow Road
, this was once a very rural spot in Westbourne Green
The Red Lion pub, a country pub on the bridge was moved 100 yards to the east when the first major change to the area came - the building of the Great Western Railway.
The railway caused many roads to be built and rerouted - for instance a proposed "Westbourne Street
" by property developers became "Westbourne Bridge" over the railway tracks in the 1840s.
The rural spot was no longer and urbanisation proceeded rapidly.
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