Most of London is full of fast paced urban lifestyles. You can't turn around without bumping into a high street store or business. However, Ruislip isn't like that and has preserved the rural atmosphere with life moving at a relaxed pace. It is in West London and a part of the Borough of Hillingdon. It is 14 miles west north-west of Charing Cross and it's postcode district is HA4. It is centred around a old village and is mostly a suburban area.
A Saxon known as Wlward Wit owned several London counties including Ruislip between 1042-1066. After the Norman conquest the land was given to Ernulf de Hesdin and was recorded as still owning the area in the Domesday Book in 1086. Ruislip was called Rislepe in the book which meant “leaping place on the river where rushes grow.” The river being the River Pinn. Produce was stolen by a unit of the Norman army and so buildings were constructed at Manor Farm to protect them. St. Martin's parish church dates back to the 13th century but it is believed that it was preceded by another church. The timber from nearby trees was used to construct the Tower of London, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Westminster.
In 1812 the Bishop Winnington Ingram School was opened and the Metropolitan Police were established in the area in 1845. A well was built in 1864 with another following to combat drought in 1898. In 1903 the population stood at 2,700 people with 530 homes. A meeting of the Ruislip Parish Council in 1903 decided that it would be in the best interest of the area to become an urban district. A railway was completed by 1904 which resulted in an increase of tourism. Georgian house the Populars became a tea house because of this. Many Houses were built at this time which allowed for the population to grow from 6,217 to 72,791 in just fifty years. Many old buildings were torn down at this time to make room for new housing. The Royal Society of Art stepped in to preserve some areas. The town centre, Manor Farm, has been and continues to be developed and refurbished.
Manor Farm dates back to the 13th century and the site is currently owned by King's College. It is often used to host various events. The Ruislip Lido is a reservoir and artificial beach between Ruislip Common and Poors Field. It has recently been renovated allowing for boating and swimming. The Orchard Hotel has been many things since it's construction and has featured cafes and restaurants. The buildings in the village square are Grade II listed. Non-League football team Hillingdon F. is based here, as is Ruislip Rugby Club. Ruislip Golf Course was opened in 1922 and the area also features the Eastcote Hockey Club.
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