Source:Victoria History of the County of Middlesex

Source Victoria History of the County of Middlesex
Author Cockburn, J S
King, H P F
McDonnell, K G T
Place Middlesex, England
Greater London, England
Publication information
Type Book
Publisher Victoria County History
Date issued dates vary
Place issued London
Cockburn, J S; H P F King; K G T McDonnell; and others. Victoria History of the County of Middlesex. (London: Victoria County History, dates vary).
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Volume 1. Physique, Archaeology, Domesday, Ecclesiastical Organization, the Jews, Religious Houses, Education of Working Classes To 1870, Private Education From Sixteenth Century. This general volume covers the topics above for whole ancient county of Middlesex; it also has an English version of the Domesday book entries, separately indexed, and a general index to the rest of the volume. (published 1969)
Volume 2. General; Ashford, East Bedfont With Hatton, Feltham, Hampton With Hampton Wick, Hanworth, Laleham, Littleton. This volume has some general topics for the whole ancient county of Middlesex except the city of Westminster, and articles on 7 parishes. Part of the area now lies within the London Borough of Hounslow, the rest within London boroughs in Surrey. (published 1911)
Volume 3. Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell, Sunbury, Teddington, Heston and Isleworth, Twickenham, Cowley, Cranford, West Drayton, Greenford, Hanwell, Harefield and Harlington. This volume covers 14 parishes in south-west Middlesex. Among the area's extensive modern suburbs are the vestiges of the earlier agricultural villages, and the best known of the surviving large houses are Syon House, Osterley Park, and Strawberry Hill. (published 1962)
Volume 4. Harmondsworth, Hayes, Norwood With Southall, Hillingdon With Uxbridge, Ickenham, Northolt, Perivale, Ruislip, Edgware, Harrow with Pinner. This volume covers 10 parishes in north-west Middlesex, completing Elthorne hundred, and covering half of Gore hundred. Five lie within the London Borough of Hillingdon, the others within Ealing, Barnet, or Harrow. (published 1971)
Volume 5. Hendon, Kingsbury, Great Stanmore, Little Stanmore, Edmonton Enfield, Monken Hadley, South Mimms, Tottenham. The volume covers 9 parishes in north and north-east Middlesex, completing Gore hundred and embracing the whole of Edmonton hundred. (published 1976)
Volume 6. Friern Barnet, Finchley, Hornsey With Highgate. The volume covers the 3 outer parishes of the Finsbury division of Ossulstone hundred, separating the parishes in Gore and Edmonton hundreds described in Volume 5. (published 1980)
Volume 7. Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Brentford, West Twyford, Willesden. The volume completes the coverage of outer Middlesex with the 5 outer parishes of the Kensington division of Ossulstone hundred. (published 1982)
Volume 8. Islington and Stoke Newington Parishes. The volume is the first to cover parts of Middlesex which lay from 1889 until 1965 within the administrative county of London, with histories of the parishes of Islington and Stoke Newington. (published 1985)
Volume 9. Hampstead, Paddington. These two parishes lay in the Holborn division of Ossulstone hundred, and before their inclusion in Greater London the parishes embraced the metropolitan borough of Hampstead and most of that of Paddington, with a total population of over 200,000. (published 1989)
Volume 10. Hackney. Hackney was the largest parish transferred to the administrative county of London in 1889, and became a metropolitan borough with over 220,000 inhabitants, before giving its name to a Greater London borough in 1965. (published 1985)
Volume 11. Stepney, Bethnal Green. The ancient parish of Stepney covered most of the area of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in the middle ages, but was gradually reduced in area. (published 1998)
Volume 12. Chelsea. Chelsea was a desirable riverside residence for wealthy merchants, lawyers, and courtiers from the fifteenth century, a pleasure resort for all ranks of society from the eighteenth; and now one of the most expensive and desirable places to live in London. (published 2004)

This series has been a "work in progress" since 1911. The editors differ from volume to volume. There may be some volumes yet to come. Boroughs in the south and east of London are covered in the volumes for Surrey, Kent and Essex.