The revival of the Victoria History of Middlesex in 1955 is described in the Editorial
Note to Volume III, and later modifications of the arrangements in that to Volume I.
The University of London again records its true appreciation of the generous grants
made by the Local Authorities. The membership of the Middlesex Victoria County
History Council in 1975 is set out below. Mr. G. C. Tyack, appointed Assistant County
Editor in 1969, resigned at the end of 1971 and was succeeded by Miss E. P. Bailey
(now Mrs. Scarff). Miss Bailey resigned in 1974, when she was succeeded by Mr. (now
Dr.) M. A. Hicks.
The present volume is the fifth to be published in the Middlesex set and broadly
follows the usual scheme of 'topographical' volumes of the Victoria History. It was
begun in 1969, when work was still proceeding on Volume IV. The structure and aims
of the Victoria History series as a whole are outlined in the General Introduction to the
Many people have helped in the compilation of the volume by providing information
or by reading and commenting on parts of the text. Those who have read the drafts of
individual parish articles are named in the footnotes. The co-operation of the town
clerks, education officers, and librarians of the various Local Authorities is gratefully
acknowledged, together with that of their respective staffs. Special thanks are due to the
Marquess of Salisbury, for allowing access to material at Hatfield House, to Mr. H. V.
Borley, for help with the passages on railways, and to the staff of the Greater London
Record Office (Middlesex Records).