Perivale St Mary Parish Church, West London - Monuments

The little Parish Church of Perivale, the smallest in Middlesex, West London, and today named St Mary the Virgin (older references give no dedication), contains more monuments than its size would suggest. Outside, it is distinguished by its short wooden 16th Century tower, one of three Hillingdon churches of this type in the same area, the others being Northolt and Greenford. The rest of the Church is of stone and older, the Chancel being 13th Century and the Nave 15th Century, and some work being done in the 19th Century. The engraving below shows little change externally to the Church in the last 130 years.

St Mary's Church, Perivale, 1880s and now.

Inside, Perivale Church consists of a simple nave without aisles, little more than 30 ft long, and a chancel, and the portion under the tower. It has an open ceiling to show satisfyingly dark roof beams, and has painted panels in the chancel area. The monuments dot the walls, mostly as normal at the chancel end. There are around two dozen, including the larger marble and alabaster panels, through to the humbler pieces and several revival brasses.

Interior of Church.

Monuments 1500 and 17th Century

18th Century Monuments

19th Century Monuments

20th Century Monuments

Also in the Church