London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

The Ancient Parish of Perivale

Perivale, otherwise known as Greenford Parva or Little Greenford, was an Ancient Parish in the county of Middlesex, where it formed part Elthorne hundred subdivision.Civil Parishes took over from Ancient Parishes in the 1860s, followed by Urban District Councils in 1894 and then London Boroughs in 1965.  Perivale is now in the London Borough of Ealing. Surrounding Perivale are the Middlesex parishes of Wembley, Ealing and Greenford.

The Society has produced a Parish Guide to Greenford and Perivale, which covers both parishes.


St Mary the Virgin, Perivale Lane, Perivale

This medieval church was in use until 1972 when it was declared redundant and closed for worship – a new parish church had been built in the 1960s next to mission church St Nicholas. The old church is now an arts centre. The earlier parish registers are believed to have been destroyed. Records of the parish include baptisms (1707-1946), marriages (1720-1968), burials (1720-1988) and are at London Metropolitan Archives, Ref: DRO/073.


St Mary the Virgin Perivale from N


St Mary the Virgin Perivale from S


St Mary the Virgin Perivale from SE2


St Mary the Virgin Perivale Interior