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Hayes, Middlesex

Historical Description

Hayes or Heese, a village and a parish in Middlesex. The village stands near the Grand Junction Canal and the G.W.R., 3½ miles SE from Uxbridge, and has a station on the railway, and a post, money order and telegraph office under Uxbridge. The parish contains also the " precinct" of NORWOOD, which is noticed separately, and the hamlets of Yeading, Botwell, and Woodend Green. Acreage, exclusive of Norwood, 3278 of land and 33 of water; population, exclusive of Norwood, 2651. The manor belonged from 830 to the archbishops of Canterbury, passed to the Norths, the Jenyns, and others, and is now the property of Lord Hilling-ton. The manor-house, which was formerly the palace of Archbishop Cranmer, is now the rectory house. The living is a rectory in the diocese of London; gross yearly value, £760 with residence. The church is Early English, with portions of Norman, and contains sedilia, a curious font, and some brasses and monuments. There are Baptist and Congregational chapels, and some valuable 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 parishHayes St. Mary 
Poor Law unionUxbridge 

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

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hayes from the following:

Land and Property

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


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Villages, Hamlets, &c

CountyGreater London
Postal districtUB3
Post TownHayes