Hayes  Middlesex


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

HAYES, or HEESE, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Uxbridge district, Middlesex. The village stands near the Grand Junction canal and the Great Western railway, 3½ miles SE of Uxbridge; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office‡ under Uxbridge. The parish contains also the precinct of Norwood, and the hamlets of Yeading, Botwell, and Woodend Green. ...

Acres, 5,670. Real property, exclusive of Norwood, £15,193,—of which £2,591 are in railways; inclusive of Norwood, £30,927. Pop., exc. of N., in 1851, 2,076; in 1861, 2,650 ;—inc. of N., in 1851, 4,769; in 1861, 7,134. Houses, exc. of N., 489; inc. of N., 907. The increase of pop. arose partly from the erection of cottages for brick-makers, and partly from the establishment of the Marylebone parochial schools at Southall. The manor belonged, from 830, to the archbishops of Canterbury; had a manor-house, which was often a residence of the archbishops; passed to the Norths, the Jenyns, and others; and is now the Rectory House. Hayes Park, a fine mansion in a well-wooded park, is a lunatic asylum for the middle and upper classes. The living is a rectory in the diocese of London. Value, £700.* Patron, the Rev. W. Randall. The church is early English, with portions of Norman; and contains sedilia, a curious font, and some brasses and monuments. The chapelries of Norwood and Southall are separate benefices. There are chapels for Independents and Baptists, a national school, and charities £378. Bishop Wright and the Greek scholar, P. Young, were rectors.—The sub-district contains also two other parishes. Acres, 14,123. Pop., 9,157. Houses, 1,321.

Hayes through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 14th June 2024

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