London Westminster & Middlesex Family History Society

The Ancient Parish of Edgware

Burnt Oak, Edgware and part of The Hale are places in the Ancient Parish of Edgware. Civil Parishes took over from Ancient Parishes in the 1860s, followed by Urban District Councils in 1894 and then London Boroughs in 1965. Edgware now forms part of the London Borough of Barnet.

Edgware was on the northernmost edge of the county of Middlesex, where it formed part of the Gore hundred subdivision. Surrounding Edgware are the Middlesex parishes of Hendon and Little Stanmore and the Hertfordshire parish of Elstree.

The Society has produced a Parish Guide to Edgware.


St Margaret of Antioch, Station Road, Edgware

The first mention of a church at Edgware occurs in the 13th century. The tower was probably constructed some 200 years after this and is the oldest surviving part of the current building. Since then, the church has been refurbished and enlarged on several occasions. It is dedicated to St Margaret of Antioch. The earlier parish registers do not appear to have survived. Records of the parish include baptisms (1717-1958), marriages (1717-1976), burials (1717-1969) and are at London Metropolitan Archives, Ref: DRO/011.

St Margaret of Antioch Edgware


St Andrew, Lynford Gardens, Broadfield, Edgware

St Andrew’s congregations meet in a multi-purpose building which was constructed as a mission church in order to provide a church for the local community on the Broadfields estate in 1937. No registers have not been deposited at LMA.


St Peter, Hayling Way, Stonegrove, Edgware

This church was built in 1962 as a mission church to St Margaret, to serve the new housing estate at Stonegrove at that time. No registers have been deposited at LMA so perhaps are still at the church. There is a detailed history of the church including personal reminiscences on the St Peter’s website:


St Peter Stonegrove


St Anthony of Padua

St Anthony of Padua Edgware


Edgware Methodist


Edgware Methodist