Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for STANWELL

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.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Stanwell CP/AP       Staines PLU/RegD       Middlesex AncC
Place: Stanwell

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