County of Middlesex

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County of Middlesex sign in 2014, on the border between the London Boroughs of Barnet and Enfield.

“Dear Middlesex, dear vanished country friend, Your neighbour, London, killed you in the end.” Contrasts: Marble Arch to Edgware – A Lament, John Betjeman (1968)

The County of Middlesex; the jewel of the English country. The county that all but vanished in 1965 swallowed up by the City of London, killed by the London Government Act 1963. Most of Middlesex became Greater London.

This website explores the history and monuments of the County of Middlesex which are now held in the hearts of Londoners who have all but forgotten about it’s Saxon history.

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