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Feltham, Middlesex

Historical Description

Feltham, a village and a parish in Middlesex. The village stands on the L. & S.W.R., near the Longford river, 4½ miles E by N of Staines; has a station on the railway, and a post, money order, and telegraph office (S.O.), and is a pleasant, rural place, environed by many ornate dwellings. The land around the village is mostly laid out as market-gardens and orchards. Acreage, 1790; population, 3661. The manor belonged at Domesday to Earl Mortaigne, passed to the Cottingtons, the Beauclercs, and others, was held in 1537 by Henry VIII., went to the Veres, and belongs now to Messrs Barnett and Birch, and others. The living is avicarage in the diocese of London; net value, £330 with residence. The church occupies the site of an ancient one, was built in 1802, and enlarged in 1856, and has a tower and spire. A chapel of ease was erected in 1880, and enlarged in 1890. There are Congregational and Wesleyan chapels, A large industrial school for hoys was established here in 1859, and subsequently greatly enlarged. It has a iarge central building of red brick, a chapel, an infirmary, a farm, workshops, residences for the officers, &c., and has also 95 acres of land which are cultivated by the inmates, usually about 800 in number.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyMiddlesex 
Ecclesiastical parishFeltham St. Dunstan 
HundredSpelthorne 
Poor Law unionStaines 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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DistrictHounslow
CountyGreater London
RegionLondon
CountryEngland
Postal districtTW13
Post TownFeltham