West Drayton is a suburban town in the London Borough of Hillingdon, England with a station at the Great Western major line from London Paddington. It became part of the Yiewsley and West Drayton Urban District of Middlesex, which have become part of Greater London in 1965. The settlement is focused near the Colne Valley regional park 2 1⁄2 miles north of terminals five and 1 to 3 of London's biggest airport.
Traditionally West Drayton covers 3.4 rectangular kilometres and presently the electoral ward, drawn for fair illustration with the aid of 3 individuals of the Council, containing the call is in addition sized, however the put up metropolis is a lot large and takes in Yiewsley at the north aspect of the railway line as well as Harmondsworth and Sipson to the south. Living within the ward have been 14,370 people in step with the 2011 Census; the big majority of the housing is mid-20th century.
In 1901 the population of the civil parish was 984. In 939 the area was called Draegtun. Tun/ton is cognate with the later form town, but at the beginning implied any sort of farmstead of multiple family. Dray is cognate with draught implying a portage/slope used for dragging loads, or without a doubt great use of the dragged plough, pretty possibly given about 13 other examples in England simply land under till. It is recorded as Draitone inside the 1086 Domesday Book, and as Westdrayton in 1465.