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Hanworth, Middlesex

Historical Description

Hanworth, a village and a parish in Middlesex. The village stands 1¼ mile SE from Feltham station on the L. & S.W.R., and 5 miles W by N from Kingston-on-Thames, and has a post, money order, and telegraph office, under Feltham (S.O.) The parish comprises 1353 acres of land and 20 of water; population, 1309. The manor belonged to Ulf, the Saxon, came to the Crown, was the pleasure-seat of Queen Catherine Parr; is noted for Queen Elizabeth having lived in it in her youth, and for her having visited it after she ascended the throne; passed to the Rilligrews, the Cot-tingtons, and others, and belongs now to the Barnetts. An ancient castellated mansion which stood on it was burnt in 1797. The living is a rectory in the diocese of London, gross yearly value, £852 with residence. The church was enlarged and mainly rebuilt in 1865. There are a Wesleyan chapel and public reading-rooms. Hanworth Park is a chief residence. The dramatist Rilligrew and the first Lord Berkeley of Stratton were natives.

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 parishHanworth St. George 
Poor Law unionStaines 

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

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hanworth 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 Hanworth are available from a number of sites:

CountyGreater London
Postal districtTW13
Post TownFeltham