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Cranford, Middlesex

Historical Description

Cranford, a parish in Middlesex, on the right bank of the river Crane, has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Hounslow. Acreage, 737; population, 507. The manor belonged once to the Knights of St John, and to Thame Abbey, and belongs now to Lord Fitzhardinge. Cranford House is the principal seat. The living is a rectory in the diocese of London; net value, £247 with residence. Patron, Lord Fitzhardinge. The church is Early Perpendicular, and has monuments of the Astons, the Berkeleys, and Dr Thomas Fuller, author of the " Church History." Dr Fuller and Bishop Wilkins were rectors. There is also a mission church, dedicated to the Holy Angels.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyMiddlesex 
Ecclesiastical parishCranford St. Dunstan 
Poor Law unionStaines 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cranford from the following:

Land and Property

A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Middlesex is online.


Online maps of Cranford are available from a number of sites:

CountyGreater London
Postal districtUB3
Post TownHayes