Cranford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Middlesex. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1564
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629-30; 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bedfont
  • Hounslow
  • Harlington
  • Hayes
  • Southall Green St John
  • Heston

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CRANFORD, a parish in Staines district, Middlesex; on the right bank of the river Crane, opposite Cranford village. It contains the village of Cranford-Bridge; and its post town is Cranford, under Hounslow, London, W. Acres, 721. Real property, £3,155. Pop., 530. Houses, 93. The manor belonged once to the Knights of St. John, and to Thame abbey; and belongs now to Earl Fitzhardinge. Cranford Park is the Earl’s seat. The living is a rectory in the diocese of London. Value, £250. Patron, Lord Fitzhardinge. The church is Norman; and has monuments of the Astons, the Berkeleys, and Dr. Thomas Fuller, author of the “Church History. ” Charities, £8. Dr. Fuller and Bishop Wilkins were rectors.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Middlesex
Civil Registration District: Staines
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Middlesex
Diocese: London
Rural Deanery: Not created until 1858
Poor Law Union: Staines
Hundred: Elthorne
Province: Canterbury

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