Place:Eastcote, Middlesex, England

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NameEastcote
Alt namesAscotsource: Wikipedia
TypeSuburb
Coordinates51.5842°N 0.3897°W
Located inMiddlesex, England     ( - 1965)
See alsoRuislip, Middlesex, Englandparish in which it was situated prior to 1965
Hillingdon (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough in which it has been located since 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Eastcote is a suburban area established around an old village now in the west of Greater London but historically in Middlesex, and which is part of the London Borough of Hillingdon.

In the Middle Ages, Eastcote was one of the three areas that made up the parish of Ruislip, under the name of Ascot. The name came from its position to the east of the parish.

By the turn of the 20th century, the recorded population was around 600; this had reached 12,142 for the Eastcote and East Ruislip ward in 2007.

Eastcote was originally recorded as Ascot, one of the three medieval tithings [a] of the parish of Ruislip, along with Westcot and Norwood. Norwood, in the north of the parish, became Northwood; Westcot, in the west, became Westcote (the main village of Ruislip), and Ascot, in the east, became what is now Eastcote.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Eastcote.

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