Hanworth Middlesex Family History Guide

Hanworth is an Ancient Parish in the county of Middlesex. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1731
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629-30; 1639; 1800

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hampton
  • Teddington
  • Hounslow
  • Feltham
  • Sunbury on Thames
  • Twickenham St Mary the Virgin

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HANWORTH, a village and a parish in Staines district, Middlesex. The village stands 2 miles NNW of Hampton r. station, and 5 W by N of Kingston-on-Thames; and has a post office under Hounslow, London W., and a picturesque inn. The parish comprises 1,390 acres. Real property, £3,826. Pop., 763. Houses, 169. The property is not much divided. The manor belonged to Ulf, the Saxon; came to the Crown; was the pleasure seat of Queen Catherine Parr; is noted for Queen Elizabeth having lived in it in her youth, and for her having visited it after she ascended the throne; passed to the Killigrews, the Cottingtons, and others; and belongs now to A. Perkins, Esq. An ancient castellated mansion which stood on it was burnt in 1797. Hanworth Park is a principal residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of London. Value, £451. Patron, the Rev. O. J. Cresswell. The church was enlarged and mainly rebuilt in 1865. There are a national school, and charities £32. The dramatist Killigrew and the first Lord Berkeley of Stratton, were natives.

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 Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)
Diocese: London
Rural Deanery: Not created until 1858
Poor Law Union: Staines
Hundred: Spelthorne
Province: Canterbury