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Ealing.—A rapidly growing suburb to the west, on gravelly soil. The common lies high, and is one of the breeziest spots to the west of London. Rents rather above the average. From Paddington (17 min.) , 1st, 1/-, 1/6; 2nd -/9, 1/- ; 3rd, -/6.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879