Stanwell  Middlesex


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

STANWELL, a village and a parish in Staines district, Middlesex. The village stands 2¼ miles NE of Staines r. station, and has a post-office under Staines. The parish contains also Staines workhouse, Poyle hamlet, and part of Colnbrook. Acres, 3,963. Real property, £11,012. Pop., 1,714. ...

Houses, 314. The property is subdivided. The manor belonged, from the Norman conquest till 1541, to the Windsors; went then, by an exchange, to the Crown; was the death-place of the Princess Mary, daughter of James I.; passed to the Knyvets and the Falklands; and, with S. Place, belongs now to Sir J. Gibbons, Bart. There are paper mills, and two large flour mills. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of London. Value, £300.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is later English and good. There are an Independent chapel, an endowed school with £40 a year, a national school for girls, and charities £220. Judge Nares was a native; and Ryves, the author of "Mercurins Rusticus,'' was vicar.

Stanwell through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 07th October 2022

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