Place:Middlesex, England

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NameMiddlesex
Alt namesMDXsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
Middelseaxansource: Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
Middxsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002; Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Midelsexesource: Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names (1998)
TypeHistoric county, Administrative county
Located inEngland
See alsoLondon, Englandmunicipality into which part of Middlesex was absorbed in 1889
Greater London, Englandmunicipality into which part of Middlesex was absorbed in 1965
Contained Places
Unknown
Brent Street (Hendon)
Church End (Barnet)
Church End (Finchley)
Parson Street (Hendon)
Sutton (Heston)
Area
Alperton
Bloomsbury ( - 1889 )
Canonbury ( - 1889 )
Childs Hill ( - 1965 )
Crouch End ( - 1965 )
Dalston ( - 1889 )
East Acton
Golders Green ( - 1965 )
Grove Park ( - 1965 )
Gunnersbury ( - 1965 )
Hackney Central ( - 1889 )
Hackney Wick ( - 1889 )
Haggerston ( - 1889 )
Hampstead Heath ( - 1889 )
Highgate ( - 1889 )
Homerton ( - 1889 )
Hoxton ( - 1889 )
Kensal Green ( - 1965 )
Kensal Town ( - 1889 )
Kenton ( - 1965 )
Kingsland ( - 1889 )
Lower Clapton ( - 1889 )
Mill Hill ( - 1965 )
Muswell Hill ( - 1965 )
Park Royal ( - 1965 )
Ponders End
Rayners Lane ( - 1965 )
Shepherd's Bush ( - 1889 )
South Hackney ( - 1889 )
South Harrow ( - 1965 )
Stamford Hill ( - 1889 )
Strawberry Hill ( - 1965 )
Upper Clapton ( - 1889 )
West Kensington ( - 1889 )
Yeading
Borough
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Borough (metropolitan)
Bethnal Green ( - 1889 )
Chelsea ( - 1889 )
Fulham ( - 1889 )
Hackney ( - 1889 )
Hammersmith ( - 1889 )
Hampstead ( - 1889 )
Holborn ( - 1889 )
Islington ( - 1889 )
Kensington ( - 1889 )
London (City of) ( - 1889 )
Paddington ( - 1889 )
Poplar ( - 1889 )
Shoreditch ( - 1889 )
St. Marylebone ( - 1889 )
St. Pancras ( - 1889 )
Stoke Newington ( - 1889 )
Westminster ( - 1889 )
Borough (municipal)
Acton ( - 1965 )
Brentford and Chiswick ( 1927 - 1965 )
Ealing ( - 1965 )
Edmonton ( - 1965 )
Enfield ( - 1965 )
Finchley ( - 1965 )
Harrow ( - 1965 )
Hendon ( - 1965 )
Heston and Isleworth ( 1894 - 1965 )
Southall
Southgate
Twickenham ( - 1965 )
Wembley ( - 1965 )
Willesden ( - 1965 )
Castle
Tower of London ( - 1889 )
Cemetery
Teddington Cemetery
Civil parish
Hampton Wick ( - 1965 )
District
Bayswater
Blackwall
Brondesbury
Cricklewood
Cubitt Town
Harlesden
Hatton Garden
Highbury
Kentish Town ( - 1889 )
Kilburn
Longford
Mayfair
Northwood
Notting Hill
Pentonville
Shacklewell
Somers Town
St John's Wood
Stroud Green
West Harrow
Whetstone
Winchmore Hill
Former parish
Charterhouse ( - 1889 )
St. Luke ( - 1889 )
Hundred
Edmonton (hundred)
Elthorne (hundred)
Gore (hundred)
Isleworth (hundred)
Ossulstone (hundred)
Spelthorne (hundred)
Inhabited place
Brentford ( - 1965 )
Camden Town ( - 1889 )
Cranford
Enfield Town ( - 1965 )
Hounslow ( - 1965 )
London (City of) ( - 1889 )
Potters Bar ( - 1965 )
Southall
Spring Grove ( - 1965 )
Westminster ( - 1889 )
Whitton ( - 1965 )
Parish
Acton ( - 1965 )
Ashford
Bethnal Green ( - 1889 )
Bow ( - 1889 )
Bromley-by-Bow
Chelsea ( - 1889 )
Chiswick
Clerkenwell ( 1889 - )
Covent Garden
Cowley
Cranford
Ealing ( - 1965 )
East Bedfont ( - 1965 )
Edgware ( - 1965 )
Edmonton ( - 1965 )
Enfield Town ( - 1965 )
Enfield ( - 1965 )
Feltham ( - 1965 )
Finchley ( - 1965 )
Friern Barnet ( - 1965 )
Furnival's Inn
Glasshouse Yard ( - 1889 )
Gray's Inn
Greenford ( - 1965 )
Hammersmith ( - 1889 )
Hampstead ( - 1889 )
Hampton ( - 1965 )
Hanwell ( - 1965 )
Hanworth
Harefield
Harlington
Harmondsworth
Harrow Weald ( - 1965 )
Harrow ( - 1965 )
Hayes
Hendon ( - 1965 )
Heston ( - 1965 )
Hillingdon
Holy Trinity Minories ( - 1889 )
Hornsey
Ickenham
Isleworth ( - 1965 )
Kensington ( - 1889 )
Kingsbury
Laleham
Liberty of the Rolls
Liberty of the Tower ( - 1889 )
Limehouse ( - 1889 )
Lincoln's Inn
Little Stanmore ( - 1965 )
Littleton
Mile End New Town ( - 1889 )
Mile End Old Town ( - 1889 )
Monken Hadley ( - 1889 )
New Brentford ( - 1965 )
Northolt
Norton Folgate ( - 1889 )
Norwood
Old Artillery Ground ( - 1889 )
Old Brentford ( 1894 - 1965 )
Old Tower Without ( - 1889 )
Paddington ( - 1889 )
Perivale
Pinner ( - 1965 )
Poplar ( - 1889 )
Precinct of the Savoy
Ratcliff ( - 1889 )
Ruislip
Saffron Hill
Shadwell ( - 1889 )
Shepperton
Shoreditch ( - 1889 )
South Mimms
Southgate
Spitalfields ( - 1889 )
St Anne Soho
St Clement Danes
St George Hanover Square
St Giles in the Fields
St James Westminster
St Martin in the Fields
St Mary le Strand
St. Botolph Without Aldgate ( - 1889 )
St. George in the East ( - 1889 )
St. Katharine by the Tower ( - 1889 )
St. Marylebone ( - 1889 )
St. Sepulchre
Staines
Stanmore ( - 1965 )
Stanwell
Staple Inn
Stepney ( - 1889 )
Stoke Newington ( - 1889 )
Sunbury
Teddington ( - 1965 )
Tottenham
Tower of London ( - 1889 )
Twickenham ( - 1965 )
Uxbridge ( - 1965 )
Wapping ( - 1889 )
Wealdstone ( - 1965 )
Wembley ( - 1965 )
West Drayton
West Twyford ( - 1965 )
Westminster ( - 1889 )
Whitechapel ( - 1889 )
Willesden ( - 1965 )
Wood Green ( 1894 - 1974 )
Yiewsley
Parish (ancient)
Hackney ( - 1889 )
Holborn ( - 1889 )
St. Pancras ( - 1889 )
Registration district
Brentford Registration District ( 1837 - 1947 )
South Middlesex Registration District ( 1947 - 1965 )
Rural district
Hendon Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
South Mimms Rural ( 1894 - 1934 )
Staines Rural ( 1894 - 1930 )
Uxbridge Rural ( 1894 - 1929 )
Suburb
Crouch End ( - 1965 )
Eastcote ( - 1965 )
Friern Barnet ( - 1965 )
Hampton Wick ( - 1965 )
Hampton ( - 1965 )
Harrow Weald ( - 1965 )
Heston ( - 1965 )
Little Stanmore ( - 1965 )
Muswell Hill ( - 1965 )
North Harrow ( - 1965 )
Osterley ( - 1965 )
Pinner ( - 1965 )
Rayners Lane ( - 1965 )
South Harrow ( - 1965 )
St. Margarets ( - 1965 )
Stanmore ( - 1965 )
Strawberry Hill ( - 1965 )
Teddington ( - 1965 )
Whitton ( - 1965 )
Unknown
Brompton
Christ Church
Church-End (near Willesden)
Goodmans-Fields
Greenhill
Hanger Hill
Marble-Hill
Mile End
Neasdon
Notting-dale
Poyle
Runwell
Stonebridge
Tower Hamlets ( - 1900 )
Upper Halliford
Westbourne-Park
Urban district
Acton ( - 1965 )
Brentford ( - 1965 )
Chiswick
Feltham ( - 1965 )
Greenford ( - 1965 )
Hampton ( - 1965 )
Hanwell ( - 1965 )
Harrow ( - 1965 )
Hendon ( - 1965 )
Heston and Isleworth ( 1894 - 1965 )
Teddington ( - 1965 )
Uxbridge ( - 1965 )
Wealdstone ( - 1965 )
Wembley ( - 1965 )

Middlesex is one of the historic counties of England. It includes the City of London within its territory, although the city was self-governing from the 13th Century. In 1889 the administrative area of Middlesex was substantially reduced by the creation of the County of London, which also took in parts of Surrey and Kent. In 1965, Middlesex was abolished for administrative purposes and most of its territory was added to Greater London. Two small parts of Middlesex did not join Greater London: the Potters Bar Urban District became administratively part of Hertfordshire, whilst the Staines and Sunbury Urban Districts became administratively part of Surrey.

source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Middlesex (abbreviation: Middx) was a county in southeast England, that is now mostly part of Greater London, with small sections in neighbouring counties. It was established in the Anglo-Saxon system from the territory of the Middle Saxons. The historic county included land stretching north of the River Thames from east to west of the City of London with the rivers Colne, Lea and a ridge of hills as the other boundaries. The largely low-lying county, dominated by clay in its north and alluvium on gravel in its south, was the second smallest by area in 1831.

The City of London was a county in its own right from the 12th century and was able to exert political control over Middlesex. Westminster Abbey dominated most of the early financial, judicial and ecclesiastical aspects of the county. As London grew into Middlesex, the Corporation of London resisted attempts to expand the city boundaries into the county, which posed problems for the administration of local government and justice. In the 18th and 19th centuries the population density was especially high in the southeast, including the East End and West End of London. From 1855 the southeast was administered with sections of Kent and Surrey as part of the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works. When county councils were introduced in England in 1889 about 20% of the area of Middlesex, along with a third of its population, was transferred to the new County of London and the remainder became an administrative county governed by the Middlesex County Council that met regularly at the Middlesex Guildhall in Westminster, in the County of London. The City of London and Middlesex became separate counties for other purposes and Middlesex regained the right to appoint their own sheriff, lost in 1199.

In the interwar years suburban London further expanded, with improvement and expansion of public transport, and the setting up of new industries. After the Second World War, the population of the County of London[1] and inner Middlesex was in steady decline, with high population growth continuing in the outer parts.[2] After a Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London, almost all of the original area was incorporated into an enlarged Greater London in 1965, with the rest transferred to neighbouring counties.[3] Since 1965 various areas called Middlesex have been used for cricket and other sports. Middlesex is the former postal county of 25 post towns.

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