Ruislip  Middlesex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Ruislip like this:

RUISLIP, or Riselip, a village and a parish in Uxbridge district, Middlesex. The village stands 3½ miles N E 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 hisson 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, whodefended Corfe Castle for Charles I. The p. curacy of Northwood is a separate benefice. Charities, £54.

Ruislip through time

Ruislip is now part of Hillingdon district. Click here for graphs and data of how Hillingdon has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Ruislip itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Ruislip, in Hillingdon and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th January 2022

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