Whetstone Middlesex Family History Guide

Whetstone is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Middlesex, created in 1833 from Finchley St Mary Ancient Parish. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: None
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Independent/Congregational.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Finchley St Mary
  • Chipping Barnet
  • Friern Barnet
  • East Barnet
  • Totteridge

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WHETSTONE, a chapelry, with a village, in Finchley parish, Middlesex; 2 miles NW of Colney-Hatch r. station, and 2 SSE of Barnet. It was constituted in 1836; and it has a post-office‡ under London N, and a police station. Pop., 1,801. Houses, 350. There are several good residences. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of London. Value, £170. Patron, the Bishop of L. The church is good; and there are Independent and Wesleyan chapels, and two public schools.

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