Welcome to the Battlefields Trust Brentford and Turnham Green Battlefield Trails Project

Sign: Welcome to Acton Green Common

This site is being developed to provide information on the battles of Brentford and Turnham Green and their associated battlefield trails.

Brentford Memorial

These battles, early in the Civil War, represent a defining moment in the development of democracy in England. They were the closest the royalists ever came to taking London, which would have won them the war. The king's duplicity before the battle of Brentford also made many in parliament realise that he would not negotiate a peaceful settlement and that conflict was unavoidable.

The site includes information about the battles, the battlefield trails, original accounts, maps, the people involved, background to the Civil War and resources for teachers.

Supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund