Kingsbury, a parish in Middlesex, on the river Brent, 8 miles NW of St Paul's, London, 1 mile SW from the Welsh Harp and Hendon stations on the M.R., and 1¼ NW from Kings-bury Neasden station on the Metropolitan Extension railway. It contains the hamlet of Kingsbury Green, and part of the village of Hyde, and is in the North-Western Metropolitan Postal District. By the Parish Councils Act, the parish of Kingsbury is grouped with Wembley, the two parishes thus forming an urban district. Acreage, 1829; population, 581. The Brent Reservoir, or Kingsbury Lake, belonging to the Regent's Canal Company, has an area of 350 acres, and is a favourite haunt of the London anglers. The manor was a residence of Saxon kinga, and was known at Domesdayas Chinges-burie. Goldsmith wrote his " Animated Nature " at a farm near Hyde. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of London; gross value,, £298. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's. The old church of St Andrew, formerly the parish church of Kingsbury, was assigned in 1885 to the ecclesiastical parish of Neasden-cum-Kingsbury in Willesden civil parish. The present parish church, which was erected in 1883-84, is a building of brick and stone in the Gothic style of the 14th century.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Kingsbury St. Andrew|
|Poor Law union||Hendon|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Kingsbury from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Kingsbury (St. Andrew))
Land and Property
A full transcript of the Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Middlesex is online.
Online maps of Kingsbury are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)