infobox UK place
country = England
map_type = Greater London
region= London
official_name= Hillingdon
latitude= 51.5329
longitude= -0.4550
london_borough= Hillingdon
post_town= UXBRIDGE
postcode_district = UB8, UB10
postcode_area= UB
dial_code= 020
dial_code1= 01895
os_grid_reference= TQ071827

Hillingdon is a place in the London Borough of Hillingdon. It is a suburban development situated 14.2 miles (22.8 km) west of Charing Cross.


Hillingdon was an ancient parish, and had within it the chapelry of Uxbridge, which became a separate civil parish in 1866. In 1894, under the Local Government Act 1894, Hillingdon parish was divided into two: with Hillingdon West becoming, with Uxbridge, part of the Uxbridge Urban District, and Hillingdon East becoming part of the Uxbridge Rural District. Uxbridge Rural District was abolished in 1928, with the East parish being added to Uxbridge Urban District. Both East and West parishes were abolished in 1938, and added to Uxbridge parish.

The name was revived in 1965, under the London Government Act 1963 as the name of the western-most borough of Greater London.

According to the results of the Census in 2001, the population is 243,006

Notable People

* Birthplace of former England footballer Ray Wilkins.
* The Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood is from Hillingdon
*Claire Richards of Steps fame lives here
* Meinhardt Schomberg, 3rd Duke of Schomberg built and lived at Hillingdon House, now RAF Uxbridge

Transport and locale

Nearby places

*Cowley, London
*Hayes, Hillingdon

Nearest tube stations

*Hillingdon tube station


*Youngs, Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, Volume 1

External links

* [http://www.uxbridgeparish.org The Uxbridge Parish website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/hillingdon Hillingdon's Myspace]

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