Middlesex was a county in England, which is located mostly in the area of Greater London. Middlesex is one of the 39 traditional counties in England. In the county is London, but is self -governing since the 13th century. The north-western suburbs of London are also part of Middlesex.
The county is the first time mention in 704 as Middleseaxan what you would call in today's English as "Middle Saxons ". Middlesex is centrally located in the area where the Saxons settled from the sixth century AD. In parallel, there are the names of Sussex (South Saxons ), Wessex (West Saxons ) and Essex (East Saxons ).
1888 a large part of the Middlesex County of London was slammed. It roughly corresponds to the territory of the present London boroughs of Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Islington, Tower Hamlets and Westminster. With the urbanization in the first half of the 20th century, the area was completely built.
1965, the remainder of Middlesex became part of Greater London for the most part; only the Urban District Potters Bar Hertfordshire and came to the two urban districts Sunbury-on -Thames and Staines went to Surrey. The largest part of the county went on in the London Boroughs Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow.
Middlesex but is still used as the label, such as for the Middlesex University. The county name was even officially out until 1996 by the Royal Mail as Postal County. Even today, the name of the county is used by the majority of British as additional address.
In the area around Richmond upon Thames and Twickenham which is a bank of the Thames often referred to as " Middlesex bank" and the other as " Surrey bank". This is especially the famous Boat Race important.
Places in the former county
- Belgravia - Bethnal Green - Bloomsbury - Brentford
- Camden Town - Chelsea - Chiswick - Clerkenwell
- Ealing - Enfield Town
- Finsbury - Finsbury Park - Fulham
- Hackney - Hammersmith - Hampstead - Harlington - Harrow - Hayes - Hendon - Highbury - Highgate - Hillingdon - Holborn - Hounslow
- Isle of Dogs - Islington
- Kensington - Kentish Town - Kilburn - Maida Vale - Marylebone - Mayfair - Millbank - Milwall - Muswell Hill
- Paddington - Pimlico - Poplar - Potters Bar - Poyle
- St James's - St John 's Wood - St Pancras - Shepperton - Shoreditch - Sipson - Spelthorne - Staines - Stepney - Soho - beach - Stoke Newington - South Mimms
- Tottenham - Twickenham
- Wapping - Wembley - Westminster - Whitechapel - Whitehall - Willesden
Middlesex had from 1894 to 1965 following administrative divisions:
Bedfordshire | Berkshire | Buckinghamshire | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cornwall | Cumberland | Derbyshire | Devon | Dorset | Durham | Essex | Gloucestershire | Hampshire | Herefordshire | Hertfordshire | Huntingdonshire | Kent | Lancashire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | Middlesex | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Northumberland | Nottinghamshire | Oxfordshire | Rutland | Shropshire | Somerset | Staffordshire | Suffolk | Surrey | Sussex | Warwickshire | Westmorland | Wiltshire | Worcestershire | Yorkshire
- English county
- Geography ( London)
- Geography (South East England)