Middlesex

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Middlesex (abbreviation: Middx) is a historic county in southeast England.wikipedia
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Middle Saxons

Middlesex
It was established in the Anglo-Saxon system from the territory of the Middle Saxons, and existed as an official administrative unit until 1965.
The Middle Saxons or Middel Seaxe were a people whose territory later became, with somewhat contracted boundaries, the county of Middlesex, England.

Surrey

County of SurreySurrey, EnglandSRY
From 1855 the southeast was administered, with sections of Kent and Surrey, as part of the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works.
The London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth, and parts of Lewisham and Bromley were in Surrey until 1889, as were Croydon, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Sutton and the part of Richmond upon Thames on the right bank of the River Thames until 1965, when they were absorbed into Greater London, and the county extended north of the Thames by the addition of Spelthorne, as a result of the dissolution of Middlesex.

Middlesex County Council

MiddlesexCounty CouncilCounty Alderman for Middlesex
When county councils were introduced in England in 1889 about 20% of the area of the historic county of Middlesex, along with a third of its population, was incorporated into the new administrative county of London and the remainder incorporated into the administrative county of Middlesex, governed by the Middlesex County Council that met regularly at the Middlesex Guildhall in Westminster.
Middlesex County Council was the principal local government body in the administrative county of Middlesex from 1889 to 1965.

Metropolitan Board of Works

Board of WorksThe Metropolismetropolitan area of London
From 1855 the southeast was administered, with sections of Kent and Surrey, as part of the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works.
This meant that three counties had authority over the metropolitan area: Middlesex covered the area north of the Thames and west of the River Lea, Surrey the area to the south and south-west, and Kent the far south east.

Greater London

LondonLondon regionGreater London, England
Its area is now also mostly within the ceremonial county of Greater London, with small sections in other neighbouring ceremonial counties.
Greater London was formally created by the London Government Act 1963, which came into force on 1 April 1965, replacing the administrative counties of Middlesex and London, including the City of London, where the London County Council had limited powers, and absorbing parts of Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent and Surrey.

Sussex

County of SussexSussex, EnglandSouth Saxon
The word is formed from the Old English, 'middel' and 'Seaxe' ('Saxons') ( Essex, Sussex and Wessex).
Essex, Middlesex and Wessex).

Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London

Herbert Commissionanother inquiry
After a Royal Commission on Local Government in Greater London, almost all of the area of the historic county of Middlesex was incorporated into Greater London in 1965, with the rest included in neighbouring administrative counties.

Ossulstone

Ossulstone HundredHundred of OssulstoneOssulston Hundred
Middlesex was formerly part of the Kingdom of Essex It was recorded in the Domesday Book as being divided into the six hundreds of Edmonton, Elthorne, Gore, Hounslow (Isleworth in all later records), Ossulstone and Spelthorne.
Ossulstone is an obsolete subdivision (hundred) covering 26.4% of – and the most metropolitan part – of the historic county of Middlesex, England.

Kingdom of Essex

EssexEast SaxonsKing of Essex
Middlesex was formerly part of the Kingdom of Essex It was recorded in the Domesday Book as being divided into the six hundreds of Edmonton, Elthorne, Gore, Hounslow (Isleworth in all later records), Ossulstone and Spelthorne.
It was founded in the 6th century and covered the territory later occupied by the counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and (for a short while) Kent.

Parliamentary representation from Middlesex

Middlesexparliamentary representation
The county had parliamentary representation from the 13th century.
The historic county of Middlesex in south east England was represented in Parliament from the 13th century.

Saxons

SaxonSassenachSaxon people
The Saxons derived their name, Seaxe in their own tongue, from the seax, a kind of knife for which they were known.
The seax has a lasting symbolic impact in the English counties of Essex and Middlesex, both of which feature three seaxes in their ceremonial emblem.

Essex

Essex, EnglandCounty of EssexEssex County
The word is formed from the Old English, 'middel' and 'Seaxe' ('Saxons') ( Essex, Sussex and Wessex).
Middlesex, Sussex and Wessex) during the Heptarchy.

Edmonton Hundred

EdmontonEdmonton, MiddlesexHundred of Edmonton
Middlesex was formerly part of the Kingdom of Essex It was recorded in the Domesday Book as being divided into the six hundreds of Edmonton, Elthorne, Gore, Hounslow (Isleworth in all later records), Ossulstone and Spelthorne.
Edmonton is one of six hundreds (obsolete subdivisions) of the historic county of Middlesex, England.

Elthorne Hundred

ElthorneElthorne (hundred)Hundred of Elthorne
Middlesex was formerly part of the Kingdom of Essex It was recorded in the Domesday Book as being divided into the six hundreds of Edmonton, Elthorne, Gore, Hounslow (Isleworth in all later records), Ossulstone and Spelthorne.
Elthorne was a hundred (ancient subdivision) of the historic county of Middlesex, England.

Tower division

Tower HamletsTowerTower Division (aka Tower Hamlets)
The divisions were named Finsbury, Holborn, Kensington and Tower.
The Tower Division was a Liberty in the ancient county of Middlesex, England.

City and Liberty of Westminster

Liberty of WestminsterWestminsterLiberties
Middlesex also included Westminster, which also had a high degree of autonomy.
The City and Liberty of Westminster was a unit of local government in the county of Middlesex, England.

Spelthorne Hundred

Spelthorne
Middlesex was formerly part of the Kingdom of Essex It was recorded in the Domesday Book as being divided into the six hundreds of Edmonton, Elthorne, Gore, Hounslow (Isleworth in all later records), Ossulstone and Spelthorne.

Twickenham

Twickenham, MiddlesexTwickenham, LondonChase Bridge Primary School
Recreation at day trip destinations such as Hackney, Islington, Highgate and Twickenham, as well as coaching, inn-keeping and sale of goods and services at daily shops and stalls to the considerable passing trade provided much local employment and also formed part of the early economy.
Historically part of Middlesex, it has formed part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames since 1965.

London

London, EnglandLondon, United KingdomLondon, UK
Its area is now almost entirely within the wider urbanised area of London.
The area of Greater London includes areas that are part of the historic counties of Middlesex, Kent, Surrey, Essex and Hertfordshire.

Finchley Common

Finchley Wood
In 1803 Sir John Sinclair, president of the Board of Agriculture, spoke of the need to cultivate the substantial Finchley Common and Hounslow Heath (perhaps prophetic of the Dig for Victory campaign of World War II) and fellow Board member Middleton estimated that one tenth of the county, 17000 acres, was uncultivated common, capable of improvement.
Finchley Common was an area of land in Middlesex, and until 1816 the boundary between the parishes of Finchley, Friern Barnet and Hornsey.

Isleworth Hundred

IsleworthHundred of Hounslow
Middlesex was formerly part of the Kingdom of Essex It was recorded in the Domesday Book as being divided into the six hundreds of Edmonton, Elthorne, Gore, Hounslow (Isleworth in all later records), Ossulstone and Spelthorne.
Isleworth Hundred was a subdivision of the historic county of Middlesex, England.

Gore Hundred

GoreHundred of Gore
Middlesex was formerly part of the Kingdom of Essex It was recorded in the Domesday Book as being divided into the six hundreds of Edmonton, Elthorne, Gore, Hounslow (Isleworth in all later records), Ossulstone and Spelthorne.
Gore was a hundred of the historic county of Middlesex, England.

County of London

LondonInner LondonLondon boroughs
When county councils were introduced in England in 1889 about 20% of the area of the historic county of Middlesex, along with a third of its population, was incorporated into the new administrative county of London and the remainder incorporated into the administrative county of Middlesex, governed by the Middlesex County Council that met regularly at the Middlesex Guildhall in Westminster.
The board operated in those parts of the counties of Middlesex, Surrey and Kent that had been designated by the General Register Office as "the Metropolis" for the purposes of the Bills of Mortality.

Finsbury division

Finsbury
The divisions were named Finsbury, Holborn, Kensington and Tower.
The Finsbury Division was one of four divisions of the Hundred of Ossulstone, in the historic county of Middlesex, England.

Metropolitan Railway

MetropolitanMetropolitan and St John's Wood RailwayMetropolitan Railway Company
The line to Windsor through Middlesex was completed in 1848, and the railway to Potters Bar in 1850; and the Metropolitan and District Railways started a series of extensions into the county in 1878.
The Metropolitan Railway (also known as the Met) was a passenger and goods railway that served London from 1863 to 1933, its main line heading north-west from the capital's financial heart in the City to what were to become the Middlesex suburbs.