Laleham  Middlesex


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

LALEHAM, a village and a parish in Staines district, Middlesex. The village stands on the Thames, at the boundary with Surrey, 2 miles SSE of Staines r. station; was anciently known as Leleham; and has a post-office under Chertsey.—The parish comprises 1,214 acres. Real property, £3,674. ...

Pop., 613. Houses, 128. The manor belonged, at Domesday, to the Earl of Mortaigne. Laleham House is the seat of the Earl of Lucan, and has extensive gardens and shrubberies. The neighbourhood is picturesque, and draws many visitors. Remains of a Roman camp are at Greenfield. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of London. Value, £130. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is very ancient, shows some Norman traces, and has a tower. Charities, £14. Donna Maria, the second queen of Portugal, resided here in her childhood.

Laleham through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 12th April 2024

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