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St Giles Churchyard Hillingdon
Summary: The village of Ickenham dates from at least the time of the Domesday Survey and St Giles Church has remnants of the medieval building. There are fine monuments in the church, and the churchyard has some good C18th table-tombs including a railed tomb surmounted with an urn. The flagstaff near the church was erected for King George V's Silver Jubilee and has a stone base with carving depicting trees.
Previous / Other name: Ickenham Parish Church
Site location: High Road/Long Lane/Swakeleys Road, Ickenham
Postcode: UB10 8BG > Google Map
Type of site: Churchyard
Date(s): C14th onwards
Listed structures: LBII*: St Giles Church. LBII: Gells Almshouses
Borough: Hillingdon
Site ownership: Diocese of London
Site management: Church
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: unrestricted
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: Ickenham (Piccadilly, Metropolitan). Bus: U10, U1.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2012
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Fuller information:

Ickenham dates from at least the time of the Domesday Survey, in which it appears as 'Ticheham'; it was an agricultural area until the C20th. The parish church in the centre of the old village is a flint-rubble and brick building, with nave and chancel of the C14th, a timber bell turret added in the C15th, a large north aisle of the C16th, and a rustic timber-framed south porch c.1500. In 1640/50 a mortuary chapel was added, probably by the Harrington family of Swakeleys (q.v.), which contains tablets to the family. A bust of the Earl of Essex in the church was once on a C17th screen at Swakeleys. In 1958 the church was extended by E C Butler. Near the church is the small village green, with pond and 'picturesque pump' (according to a 1909 description). The pump has an iron and timber octagonal Gothic canopy erected in 1866, paid for by Charlotte Gell who also built Gells Almshouses in Swakeleys Road in 1857, fronted by a small strip of pretty garden. Adjacent to the pump is a bed with a tulip tree and rose beds commemorating the Silver Jubilee of the Ickenham Women's Institute 1924-74.

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England, London 3: North West (Penguin, 1999 ed) p.338/9; Ben Weinreb & Christopher Hibbert, 'The London Encyclopaedia' (Macmillan, revised ed. 1993), p.731.
Grid ref: TQ079862
Size in hectares:
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: Yes
Conservation Area name: Ickenham Village
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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