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Little Stanmore, Middlesex

Historical Description

Stanmore, Little, a parish, consisting of one-half of Edgware, in Middlesex. The church is half a mile NNW of Edgware station on the G.N.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Edgware. Acreage, 1591; population, 926. The manor belongs to the Clutterbuck family. A quondam palace of the Duke of Chandos, erected at a cost of £2 50,000, and noticed in our article Edgware, was here. The living is a rectory in the diocese of London; gross value, £316 with residence. The church, a building of brick in the Italian style, was the chapel of the quondam palace, and had Handel for the conductor of its music. It contains some good wall paintings, a painted ceiling, and some fine stained windows illustrative of the works of Handel. There are almshouses for seven poor persons, and some 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 parishLittle Stanmore St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionHendon 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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

Villages, Hamlets, &c

CountyGreater London
Postal districtHA8
Post TownEdgware