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Great Greenford, Middlesex

Historical Description

Greenford, Great, a village and a parish in Middlesex. The village stands near the river Brent and the Paddington Canal, 2 miles N by W from Hanwell station on the G.W.R., and 4 NW by N from Brentford; was known to the Saxons as Greneforde; is a long, straggling place; and has a post and telegraph office, of the name of Greenford, under South-all; money order office, Southall. The parish comprises 2127 acres; population of the civil parish, 545; of the ecclesiastical, 511. The manor was given by King Etheldred to Westminster Abbey, and belongs now to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Stanhope Park is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of London; gross yearly value, £462 with residence. Patron, King's College, Cambridge. The church is a small building of flint and brick in the Perpendicular style, and contains some tombs and brasses. A school has over £200 from endowment, and there are some other small charities.

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 parishGreenford Holy Cross 
Poor Law unionBrentford 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Great Greenford from the following:

Land and Property

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