The Wealdstone Brook rises in this area and
Post to the east Kenton
Kenton Recreation Ground. A the north of the
park is an area known as Kenton Rough, which is reserved now a wild flower
meadow in which are plants thought to have been introduced by the Romans as seed
corn. The park has formal beds and areas of ornamental shrubs and conifers, and
trees. With a line of Lombardy poplars near the raised playing field.
The park was the site of Harrow Sewage works and a tip converted in 1936
after Mogden Sewage Works opened.
Harrow Primary School – another fee paying ‘preparatory’
Churchill Hall. Wembley North Conservative Club.
Station This lies between Harrow and
Wealdstone and South Kenton on the Bakerloo Line and also on the London
Overground into Euston. It was opened in 1912 by the London North West Railway.
The station was one of several built on their “New
Line” from Camden to Watford Junction to enable local services in the area. Kenton
only ever had platforms on this line. Bakerloo line services began in 1917.
There is a remaining original sub-station building.
134 Puffers. Railway model shop
177-179 The Lancer – this is a restaurant and pub combined. Might now be
called Peaches. This was built as the showroom for the North Met. Electricity
Supply Co, and later became the HQ of The Gramophone magazine
202 site of the Odeon built by Coles in 1935
as his second
cinema for Odeon. Its exterior was in the Odeon house-style if cream and black tiles
with nm windows and classical/art deco touches in between. There were shops in
front and the
auditorium ran parallel to the road behind them. It closed in 1961 and has been
and replaced by a Waitrose supermarket and office block named Brent House. The Waitrose
too has since closed.
Travellers Rest pub. This replaced a beer
shop called the Three Horseshoes when the station was built. It was rebuilt in
1933 as the Rest House and was then the largest pub in Middlesex. Now it is a Premier
Inn and Beefeater
Also called the Lidding
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