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West Drayton, Middlesex

Historical Description

West Drayton, a village and a parish in Middlesex, 3 miles S from Uxbridge, and 13 from London. There is a station on the G.W.R. main line, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Uxbridge. Acreage, 878; population, 1118. The river Colne and the Grand Junction Canal pass by this parish. Brewing is carried on, and there are flour and paper mills. There are many good villas. The living is a vicarage in The diocese of London; net value, £285. The church, dedicated to St Martin, is a building of flint and stone in the Early Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and a massive western tower. It has some ancient brasses and some good stained windows. A Roman Catholic church stands in the centre of the village, and is a fine lofty building in the Gothic style of the 13th century. It has a very beautiful interior and some fine stained windows. There is a Baptist chapel, a building of brick with dressings of stone.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyMiddlesex 
Ecclesiastical parishWest Drayton St. Martin 
HundredElthorne 
Poor Law unionUxbridge 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Maps

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DistrictHillingdon
CountyGreater London
RegionLondon
CountryEngland
Postal districtUB7
Post TownWest Drayton