Ruislip is an Ancient Parish in the county of Middlesex. 

Alternative names: Riselip

Other places in the parish include: Northwood, North Wood, Eastcott Ville, and Eastcott. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1689
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1629-30; 1800

Nonconformists include: Christians and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Ickenham
  • Pinner
  • Harrow on the Hill
  • Harefield
  • Rickmansworth
  • Northolt
  • Watford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RUISLIP, or Riselip, a village and a parish in Uxbridge district, Middlesex. The village stands 3½ miles NE of Uxbridge r. station; was known, at Domesday, as Rislepe; and has a post-office under Uxbridge. The parish contains also the hamlets of Eastcott and Northwood.and comprises 6,260 acres. Real property, £12,768. Pop., 1,365. Houses, 291. The property is divided among a few. The manor was given by Ernulf de Heding to Bec abbey; was transferred by Henry IV. to his son John, Duke of Bedford; and was given by Edward IV. to King’s College, Cambridge. A cell of Bec abbey was here, and passed to Ogbourne priory. R.wood occupies much of the N, and is a resort of sports-men. A reservoir of the Regent’s canal, covering 80 acres, adjoins the wood. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of London. Value, £462. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is of the 14th century; and contains a stone coffin supposed to be Saxon, a brass of 1593, and a monument of Lady Bankes, who defended Corfe Castle for Charles I. The p. curacy of Northwood is a separate benefice. Charities, £54.

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: Uxbridge
Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of London (London Division)
Diocese: London
Rural Deanery: Not created until 1858
Poor Law Union: Uxbridge
Hundred: Elthorne
Province: Canterbury

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