Monday, 8 June 2020

Harrow on the Hill

Church Hill
Old schools. In 1572 John Lyon, a local farmer established the school, on his death management passed to a Board of Governors. Their first duty was to replace the schoolhouse. It opened in 1615. Designed by a Mr. Sly in brick it faced Church Hill, with conservative Tudor details typical of its date.  The single-schoolroom lay below rooms for head master, usher, and governors’ room with panelling of 1661. It is described as the best preserved 17th century schoolroom in the country. All the exterior features date from 1819-21, when Cockerell enlarged and embellished the original school of 1608-15 adding a library and a speech room with a modern mezzanine and plain glass balcony by Alan Irvine, 1976.    There are sculptures of Spencer Perceval, R. B. Sheridan, Byron and Cardinal Manning.  The names of boys before 1847 are carved on the oak panelling including four of Harrow's seven prime ministers.
Memorial plaque to Lord Shaftesbury on the Speech Room wall.
St Mary’s Church.  This is on the site of a hilltop settlement and may be a pagan religious centre. The church was the most important in Middlesex and a peculiar of the Archbishops of Canterbury. Its spire can be seen from miles around.  Lanfranc, Archbishop of Canterbury, began construction here in 1087 but all that remains is the lower section of the tower.  The church was rebuilt in the 13th, with the upper stages of the tower and its spire covered with 12 tons of lead. It was rrestored by G. G. Scott in 1846 when it was faced with flint and a vestry added. In 1900 T.C.Lewis Co. installed an organ which has been modernised since. There are thirteen ancient brasses including John Lyon and his wife. There are ten bells in the tower.
Churchyard. This is surrounded by railings and was closed to burials in 1884. Byron's daughter Allegra is buried near the south porch. There are limes, shrubs, planes and yews. A medieval vicarage of 1233-40 was south of the ground. 
Lychgate. This was built in memory of early 19th vicar John Cunningham
Churchyard extension. The mid-19th extension is laid out in a quarter-circle and dominated by yews, Cedar of Lebanon, Scots pine, rhododendron, holly and a large beech. A footpath passes this area and refers to an ‘ancient burial ground’ it calls Mendonca Forest. 
Churchfields. Below the graveyard to the west – these show evidence of medieval farming and terracing 
Woodland north of the church, this is thought to have contained carp ponds dating from 1323 belonging to the Archbishops...
Parish room and memorial garden. 
Vicarage. Built in 1870 incorporating an earlier wing from 1812.  Childhood home of Annie Besant. For a while used as a boarding house for Harrow School.
The Grove. This was once the rectory and manor house.  It dates from 1750 but rebuilt after a fire in 1830 which left only the frontage.  It was leased to R.B. Sheridan’s in 1778 and later ugh by School Head Edward Bowen who left it to the school. It is now boarding accommodation for the school. A lake in the grounds was filled in in 1903.

Crown Street
This was previously Hog Lane or Hogarth Lane
This was the site of a market and fair from the 13th to 16th 
6 Church of England Endowment Fund.
16 North Star pub. Closed in 1957 now a house which still has its pub signage for Beskins Watford Brewery.
26 Bricklayer’s Arms, now housing. It opened in 1751 and closed in 1907
43 a plaque by the gate, plus a cement sculptural plate, claims that this is the site of the Crown Inn
Crown Court. Modern housing which might be on the site of the Crown Inn
50 Chapel built for Strict Baptists who had broken with Byron Street Chapel in 1863. Now an office.

Football Lane
This was once a path across fields,
New Music School.  Designed 1890-1 by E. S. Prior who trained under Norman Shaw. , a contrast to its predecessor showing the growth of the school,
The Knoll. Boarding house by Dennis Lennon and Partners 1980. Replaced The Old Knoll.
Mathematics and Physics Schools. Built 1971.
Museum Schools. Built 1884-6 the first of the Harrow school buildings which are in High Victorian Gothic.  The Butler Museum, is on the top floor- natural history, birds, etc. opened as a museum for the school in 1886
Science Schools. Designed by Hayward 1874. Extended later.
Peel House. Built 1981 by Edginton Spink & Hyne.

Garlands Lane
Was previously called Rifle Range Lane
Harrow School Sports Hall and Swimming Pool. Built 1984 by Design Build. The school has facilities for nearly 30 different sports. - Astroturf pitches, a golf course, a swimming pool, a sports centre, tennis, rackets and fives courts
Lyons. Named after the School’s founder, John Lyon. It opened in 2010 as the first new House to be built at Harrow for over 100 years. 
Parade ground. Provided in 1910.

Grove Hill 
Elmfield. An early 19th house taken over by the school.  In 1893 boys from an earlier Elmfield in the High Street were transferred to a building on Grove Hill. The school bought Elmfield in 1914. It was enlarged in 1958.
Churchill Schools. Brutalist computer and design centre for Harrow School, 1980s.
The Copse. House built in The Grove Estate by Head Harrow School head, E.Bowen. Later in use by the school.
1  Stables. Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University UK Centre
Speech Room. This is a purpose built room for the teaching of public speaking. It was built in 1874-7 by C.R.Cockerell and an asymmetrical tower was added in 1919. There are figures of St George and St Michael and a statue of Queen Elizabeth brought from Ashridge Park in Hertfordshire in 1925.  Inside are the regimental flags of the school's nineteen winners of the Victoria Cross. In 1976 it was converted into a modern gallery by Alan Irvine,
War Memorial Building. In 1917 a Harrow War Memorial committee began to raise funds for a memorial. The Building was opened by the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin MP in 1926. Herbert Baker designed the building. The shrine was completed by 1923 and open to visits. There is a once-controversial terrace with a spectacular stairs but inside is bare stone domes and dark woodwork.  Elizabethan panelling and fittings came from Brooke House, Hackney, teak floor boards came from HMS St Vincent. Lady Fitch required that a lamp be kept lit constantly in honour of the memory of her son and all fallen soldiers. In the Second World War basement was used as the Air Raids Precautions Wardens Post 
Art School The older part is by W. C. Marshall, 1891 plus a mezzanine floor of 1987. In the wall are stone medallions of Hogarth and Reynolds, 1919.  
Plaque on the wall of the Art School, which says that Charles I paused here in his flight from Oxford to Nottingham to water his horse. 
Leaf Schools. Boarding house. 1936 by A. L. N. Russell includes some old brickwork from the stables of The Grove Scanty remains of Sheridan’s Stables. Stone tablet in archway inscribed: "Built in 1936 out of money bequeathed to the school by Herbert Leaf (
Rendalls. Built in 1853 by Barnes was the first purpose-built boarding house.
Grove Hill House The Foss. Built 1854 by E. Habershon as a boarding house
Plaque on the wall, corner with Peterborough Road. This was the site of Britain’s first fatal car accident in 1899.

Harrow School.   
Founded by John Lyon who died in 1592, leaving money for a building now The Old Schools. It was a local grammar school until the 19th. In the late 17th and 18th the boarding houses were established. The first new buildings were in 1819-21. under the headship of Charles Vaughan 1844-59, the school's numbers swelled from less than a hundred to 466 and this continued with new buildings and a wider curriculum, 

Harrow School Playing Fields
A park developed for school use. Manly a golf course with a small nature reserve. There are oaks and a lake on the golf course which may date from Brown's landscaping, and there are yews, deodars and Wellingtonia.  Brown worked on the Flambards estate. 
Medieval windmill, this is thought to have been near the site of a manorial mill near the ‘Flambards’.
Harrow School golf course. Harrow School Golf Club is a members' club which uses Harrow School's nine-hole course. Created by Donald Steel in 1978, the course presents exciting challenges and is on a high point.
Nature Reserve. This is a woodland area with a small pond was created as a nature reserve. This maybe a clump of trees from earlier landscaping. 
Park Lake. This dates from early 19th and was formed by a large dam, in the 1820s woodland and shrubberies bordering it to the east. Harrow School Angling Club was founded in 1988 and uses the lake for fishing.
A public footpath west of the lake which may be an ancient track. 

Upper Redding Fields

Ducker Fields
Bathing place is Duck puddle. Swimming pool in use by 1811 for the boys in a natural pond.

High Street 
New Schools. Built 1855 by Frederick Barnes.
Chapel.  Built 1854-7 by G.G.Scott, the gift of Dr Vaughan. Inside is a Crimea War Memorial and memorial tablets including a South African War Memorial. The crypt was converted to a memorial chapel in 1918 by Sir Charles Nicholson. Easily mistaken for a local parish church.
Vaughan Library. Built 1861-3 by G.G.Scott.
Headmasters House. This was designed by Decimus Burton in 1840 and enlarged by him in 1845-6.  It replaced a house destroyed by fire in 1838. 
Post box – mid 19th hexagonal Penfold design
5 Old house was Pub  
5 Shepherd Churchill Dining Hall by Dennis Lennon & Partners, 1976, this is approached formally by a flight of steps flanked by small lodges, leading down to a garden with pool and pergolas. A big pitched roof with central clock-turret.  Separate masters' and boys' areas, split up by brick piers into house units.  Balconies and a big canted bay overlook the garden; the services are tucked in neatly beneath. 
Druries. Established in the 1790s, it was Harrow's first “large” Boarding House but, today, is the smallest. Its name comes from House Masters, Henry and Ben Drury, 1806 to 1863. Current building is 1865 by C.F.Hayward. Stone foliage with an owl and a squirrel.
Crown and Anchor. This was on the site of Druries' garden. It is was mentioned, as 'le Anker', in 1683 and may have been much older. Called the 'abode of Bliss', because landlord named Bliss.  Demolished in the mid-19th and replaced by shops, themselves demolished in 1929
Moretons. On the site of The Queen’s Head. Georgian private house mainly rebuilt in 1828, with additions of after 1870 and 1881 by Revd William Oxenham, built the present house that there, In Great War, the School Governors bought. A large underground air-raid shelter remains in the garden from the Second World War.
Adjacent to 36 Drinking fountain on site of old town well of 1816, 245' and dug through 200' of chalk. Granite with an obelisk
11 Flambards. This is not the 14th house but was built when part of the estate was developed by Harrow School.
The Park. One of the older houses, n c.1795/7 Page built a more substantial house to the north of the Flambards old house, set on the highest point of his property, and designed for him by John Nash It was later called Harrow Villa, then Harrow Park, and by the late 19th The Park. It was used as a school boarding house from 1831 by the Revd William Phelps. Henry Holland and John Nash were involved with its building and decoration, and there is a Coade stone lion above the library window. It is on the site of the original and is ‘Flambards’ a more substantial house. The grounds were landscaped in 1768-71 by Brown for Francis Herne.  
34 Harrow School Shop and bookshop. With commemorative plaque outside in Latin.
Bradbys. Built in 1848 by The Revd H Kearny and is named after former House Master Edward Henry Brady. Following closure during the Second World War it was occupied by Malvern College. Eagles on the building came from the lodge at Lowlands
49 Old Civic office, replaced by 88-90.
52 site of White Hart
88-90 old Fire Station. Replaced by Northolt station prior to Greater London Council taking over Middlesex Fire Brigade in 1965
88-90 Civic building of 1913 replacing earlier offices also in High Street, from 1935 included the health dept, and the education dept by 1947 to 1966
Kenton Road
Harrow Hill Golf Course. A 9 hole, private, parkland golf course, on Metropolitan Open Land with nature reserve and cafe

Lowlands Road
A medieval rectory manor was sited here and earthworks might indicate a carriageway leading to it. 
40 Wards Freehouse. Pub in an old shop in a parade, it has much ornamental tiling topped by a richly moulded tower, above which there is lead covered, 'bell' shaped capping with a tall finial 
73-77 Jubilee Academy. This is an alternative provision secondary school which provides a range of subjects. It is owned by the Harrow Alternative Provision Academy Trust 
Lowlands Estate was a ‘big house’ described as ‘a pretty villa’. Built in the early 19th and called Cassetta Cottage.  After Isabella Roche died in 1909 (aged 101) it became Harrow County School for Girls. Eagles from the lodge were given to Harrow School and are at Bradbys.
Harrow County School for Girls opened alongside Lowlands House in 1914. In 1974 it became a Sixth Form College, called Lowlands College until 1987 when it became Greenhill College and in 1999 merged with Weald College to become Harrow College
Harrow College. This is their Harrow on the Hill campus. In 2015, they opened The Enterprise Centre here. It provides academic and vocational courses for young people and a range of professional and non-professional programmes for adult students. 
73 Lowlands recreation ground. There is a new performance space and cafeteria with money from the Mayor of London’s Outer London Funding.  A small park not mentioned in Harrow’s list of parks. It appears to have opened in the late 1930s and to have had a large round but unexplained area with is still there– something which would normally indicate a specialist previous use. Maybe a planned grand entrance to the station
War memorial. This was erected after the Great War in the corner of the site at the junction of Grove Hill and Lowlands Road. Until .1920 this was the site of the village pound. It is by William Douglas Caroe in Portland stone. In the  form of a wayside calvary cross of an Octagonal base with four steps, inscribed with the names of the dead. Panels reads:  Harrow on the Hill Town Memorial Their name liveth for evermore - For God and king, hearth and home - As gold in the furnace he proved them .. To the glorious memory of those who died for us.

Meadow View
Enclave of modern housing accessed via a carriage entrance at 29 West Street – this was once a butcher and slaughter house

Music Hill
A public footpath within Harrow School grounds. A steep lane down the side of Harrow Hill which is part of the Capital Ring 

Nelson Road
16a/b site of Lord Nelson pub

Peterborough Road
Opened in 1879
Old Music School.  Built 1873 as small as a wayside chapel, a low building, set into the steep hillside, with a humble character... It is now the Museum of Harrow Life
Garlands. Built as a boarding house for the school in 1863 by C. F. Hayward, showing the overwhelmingly assertive public school style of the mid 19th at its most concentrated. It No longer belongs to the school, and has been flats since 1987. 
35 The Old Knoll.  Used as a boarding house and built 1867, by C. F. Hayward. New Knoll replaced it and it then became became masters' accommodation                              

Roxborough Park 
Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury. Cardinal Manning, an old boy of Harrow School, authorised the building of a small Chapel in the 1873 on this site Architecturally, the style of the Church is in the manner of the English Perpendicular of the 12th – 14th 

Station Approach
Harrow on the Hill Station. Opened 1880 it lies between Rickmansworth and Marylebone on Chiltern Railways, and between Preston Road and West Harrow and between Preston Road and West Harrow on the Metropolitan Line.. Had the governors of Harrow School not made objections during the planning stage, it is possible that the line might have followed a different route taking it closer to the town centre on the hill.   Opened as ‘Harrow’ by the Metropolitan Railway as the Kingsbury and Harrow Railway and Watkin. It originally ran from here to Baker Street. The main buildings on the down side were for the important town on the hill the entrance on the up side for Greenhill. The station was designed with a clock tower by A.McDermott. Harrow to Pinner opened by the Metropolitan Railway in 1885.  In 1894 the name was changed to ‘Harrow on the Hill’. In 1899 the Marylebone service started The Harrow to Uxbridge line was built by the Metropolitan with steam traction in 1904, Last station into London to allow Great Central trains to stop at Metropolitan Stations. The station was rebuilt completely in Holden style in 1935 with major reconstruction between 1939 and 1948 under LT's 'New Works' programme, resulting in a station with six tracks and three island platforms. In the 1980s the College Road entrance was demolished 
Fly under.  On leaving Harrow, Oxbridge trains use a fly under which segregates them from the 'main line' to Amersham and beyond. This was constructed in anticipation of extra traffic which would be generated by the opening of the Metropolitan route to Watford, together with the introduction of new electric services to Rickmansworth, and was in use from 14th September 1925
Metropolitan Electric Substation. Built in 1905 this took power from Neasden 
Goods Yard 

Station Road
With College Road and St.Ann's Road was a tiny hamlet. ItWas previously called Greenhill Lane. 

The Grove Open Space
Also called Grovefields, this is a steep grassy slope on Harrow Hill.  It the site of a medieval rectory manor in 1233-40 later incorporated into Harrow School. The area was part Harrow Manor, owned by the Archbishop of Canterbury but in 1094 it became part of Rectory Manor estate. In 1537 it was leased to Thomas Wriothsley, who built fishponds. In 1805 there were pleasure grounds, woodland, ponds, and kitchen gardens. There are strip lynchets. Evidence of medieval, or earlier, agriculture. On the hill there is a post-medieval earth mound t the top and sites of ponds and sluice at the bottom. As an open space there are tarmac paths, perimeter trees, and a steel sculpture of a leaf in the north-west corner.

West Street
2 site of a forge and ironmongers shop. False window on the first floor with a make-pretend cat looking out.
13 Sugarloaf beer house. Timber house from the 17th with floor level below street level.
30 Castle pub. The current building dates back to 1901 bur the pub itself is 1716. New a Fullers pub it is on the Campaign for Real Ale's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors.
31-35 Poor House recorded in 1724. With treadmill etc 
Parish Mission Room. Built 1884-5 by E.S. Prior. Became SRM Plastics, Plastic injection moulding service 
87 Electricity works. Power generating station opened in West Street in 1895 by the Harrow Electric Light and Power Co. on land leased from Harrow School. Designed by R.Crompton. Power generating station opened in West Street in 1895 by the Harrow Electric Light and Power Co. on land leased from Harrow School. Used smokeless welsh coal and had a reservoir on the roof. Building Later in in office use. 
87 Old Pie House. Probably 15th this is a part of a larger building consisting which was just a hall originally open from ground to roof. Inside are timber framed walls with a central tie beam supporting a plain kingpost. The Name is for a mediaeval court for a local fair "pied poudre". It is joined in some way to the Power House
93 Fire Station 1888.  In other use.

Bowlt. Harrow Past
Cinema Theatre Association Newsletter 
Clunn. The face of London
Cooper. Harrow Walkabout
Cotswold Archaeology. The Duries and the Grove
Field. London Place Names
Harrow School. Web site
London Borough of Harrow. Web site
London Encyclopaedia
London Remembers. Web site
London Parks and Gardens. Web site
Middlesex CC. History of Middlesex
Open House. Web site
Pevsner and Cherry. North West London
Stevenson, Middlesex 
Walford .Village London,

Friday, 5 June 2020


Archery Close
Wealdstone Little Laundry site. It was run by Miss Jayne who ran women’s recruitment into munitions work in the Great War. She also introduced American laundry technology into England. The laundry was eventually taken over by Advance. He site is now housing

Barons Mead
Built on the site of a depot and warehouse based in Marlborough road

Byron Road
18 Harrow East Labour Party office in interesting art deco building.
18v London Kalibari in the early 1980’s a group of first generation Hindu Bengalis had no suitable facilities that met the social, cultural and spiritual needs of their community. This led to the London Kalibari organisation. In 2012, London Kalibari obtained this property for us to put our Kali, The Kalibari is kept closed except during Opening Times
10-16 Wealdstone Joinery Works. This site was originally from 1913 Westerdick’s Joinery  but they moved to Greenhill in 1920 having successfully made side cars for the military during the Great War..  It then became the Wealdstone Joinery and said to have been one of the largest such works in Europe.  This large building dates from the 1930s.A lease on it was advertised in the early 1990. Most recently been Bridgen House and is now pending conversion into flats. 
54-56 flats on the site of Belmont Cottage, described as one of the oldest buildings in the area and demolished 1996.
The Star Music Hall was operating here 1908-09. It also screened films, as the Star Cinema. Unclear exactly where this was.

Canning Road 
Premier House offices bock with rental offices. Built in the 1970s on an old garage site
14 -16 passage leading to workshop accommodation at the back of shops
24 modern flats on what was workshops and flats
68 Gange Children’s Centre
73 workshops to the rear of a purpose built location among housing. Dates from the 1890s
93 hostel accommodation on what was previously a small works site

Cecil Road
Wall. The west side of the southern end of the road is bounded by a long brick wall. It is unclear if this is listed.  It ran alongside what was the railway coal yard, sidings and goods area and was presumably built by the railway company. 
Electric sub station

Christchurch Avenue
Byron Recreation Ground was laid out around 1902. Originally there was a pavilion and a bandstand, but they have gone. There are tarmac perimeter paths as well as trees, shrubberies and some formal beds 
Swimming bath. This dated from the 1930s. When the Harrow Leisure Centre was built the pool was retained and was part of the complex, but over the years fell into disuse. It was finally removed in 2007.
Harrow Leisure Centre. Opened in 1977. It has a sports hall, swimming pool, health and fitness suite, gym, studio, and squash courts.etc etc etc. designed by the Borough’s Architect’s Department. It is a large box containing a swimming pool and games courts. There are big sheds behind. 
Harrow Skate Park. This is one of the country's oldest remaining skate parks. It is a major centre for British skateboarding and visitors come from all over the country. It was designed by Adrian Rolt of G-Force based on the keyhole pool at Skateboard Haven in Spring Valley California and built by Skate Park Construction The feature pit is also notable. Built as a commercial enterprise but it became unviable so the Council agreed to take it over and open it for free. In 2003 it was refurbished at a cost of £60,000. It is well used by skate board, mountain bike, roller skaters and scooter riders and is of international importance. 

Ferndale Terrace
Road leading to a number of industrial premises, the end of which is now gated.  It once ran down to the railway and dates from at least the 1920s. It is on the line of an old field path
Bastian and Allen. They made electrode boilers from 1949 in the old Reno toy factory. Became part of Cowen in 1960
Cogswell and Harrison, gun smiths. In 1886  Edward Harrison leases a factory at Ferndale Estate the site included enough ground for a test range and it was here that in 1888) the firm first offered live pigeon and starling shooting, on which substantial betting took place. In 1894 the Harrow factory burned down but the land continued to be used as a shooting range.

Forward Drive
The road leads to a series of trading estates and then the council depot. It is partly built on a line of the Stanmore railway and before that was removed it constrained the size of the site and did not allow entry from Christchurch Avenue as now.  
Greenhill Sewage Farm. This was built in green fields – basically the site now of the council depot but then in the space created between the two railway lines.  It may have been the works built by Harrow-on-the-Hill local authority in 1852. By the 1930s this area had been cleared and the space used for allotments.  A sewage works to the east had been built by Wealdstone Urban District Council (this was in the area covered by the square to the east)
Harrow Council Central Depot and civic amenity site. This on the site of what was the Greenhill sewage works and seems to have been operational in the 1950s. There was probably a refuse destructor on this site erected by Wealdstone UDC possibly in the 1890s
Trading estates, the area between what was the railway and refuse depot is now a trading estate with a wide range of companies
Bakkavor Pizza. Warehouse and distribution centre. Agust and Lydur Gudmundsson founded Bakkavor in Iceland to manufacture and export seafood. They named the company after the street in which they grew up.  They expanded into Scandinavia and then the rest of world, controlling the supply chain for cod and lumpfish roe. They took over lots of other companies and this Harrow depot is just one of many,
Levolux. Founded in 1984 this is a firm Specialising in Solar Shading, Screening, Balconies and Balustrading

Frognal Avenue
29-31 small trading estate, plumbers, motor mechanics. Connects to other units entered from Station Road and at the rear of properties

George Gange Way
This is a high level road opened in the 1990s which carries the A409 away from Wealdstone High Street. For much of its length it is essentially a flyover.  George Gange, the first Labour councillor on Harrow Council's forerunner, Wealdstone Urban District Council, was similarly honoured

Gordon Road 
The Gym. On this site in 1914 was a tin tabernacle used as a Mission Hall, and later by the Primitive Methodists. It was later taken over by the YMCA.  The current building is presumably that which replaced the tin hut as the YMCA centre.  At some point in the early 1960s this was sold to what was then the Popular Stores and seems now to have devolved to ASDA. .It appears to operate as a Gym –although it was until recently a Quality Cafe.
At the rear of these buildings was in the 1930s a structure described as an ‘Employment Exchange’

Grant Road  
Flats on the site of what was the Wealdstone Centre – consisting of a library, youth centre, etc.  The Centre itself had been built on the site of an earlier library and schools.
Wealdstone Schools. This was a National School built 1869 in village school style.  Later it was a Youth and Community Centre old school. 
Library. Built 1960 by Middlesex County Council. 2 storey brick building. Demolished and replaced, and its replacement since demolished.

Hailsham Drive
Road running north alongside the railway on the site of the David Allen print works, later HMSO. The industrial estate at the end is in the square to the west
Esterline. Development/manufacture military communication equipment
Microlease. The business dates from the 198s and was originally on the local Whitefriars Industrial Estate. The lease electronic measurement equipment
Air Ministry Citadel. This was underground at the rear of the HMSO Printing Works. It was known as Z or the Stationery Office Annexe. When the HMSO works closed, Kodak brought the site for expansion of their adjoining complex and the surface office block was demolished in 1996.
Harrow Crown Court. Built 1989 and used for hearing criminal cases.

Headstone Drive
1 Holy Trinity church. This was built in 1882 to serve the expanding population. It was built on land donated by Christ Church, Oxford. The building is stone with brick dressings in the Gothic style by Roumieu & Aitchison. In 1977 the church was reordered and the original chancel became a separate space while the nave became the worship area. This is a flexible sae and can be used for parties and meetings. There are two war memorial windows. 
Hall. In 1967 the hall was replaced with shops by A J Watkins. They include an entrance to the church and to first story halls
David Allen. Print works. This is now the site of Hailsham drive and lies alongside the railway.  The firm moved here in the 1890s from Belfast and built this large works plus a power house with a prominent local chimney. They were requisitioned by the Government in the Great War and subsequently became Her Majesty’s Stationary office print works. This closed in the 1980s. The site is now the Crown Court
23 Wealdstone Ex Servicemen’s club. Closed 2010

Herga Road
12-22 INGENY Interphone House security systems and building technology integrator.  The building was previously Pickford’s Depository 
Steps – these went from alongside the depository to The Bridge. It is the line of an old footpath.

High Street
15-18 Iowa Tavern. Demolished in the 1960s when it was complete with a spittoon.  It was replaced with a Sainsbury’s, which has since been replaced by another Sainsbury’s in a development called Alderbrook.
19 Queens’s Arms. This was a Taylor Walker pub and then Punch Taverns. Now demolished
32 this was a Wetherspoons pub called The Sarson Stone. Now a betting shop
36 Lloyds Bank : Built in 1907 by Horace Field & Simmonds. It is a good building in Baroque style. Note the bees and bee hive
Wealdstone Centre. Council offices and Library in a substantial building; 
72 Boots. Site of Garraway’s cab yard in the early 20th
74 Poundland.  This is on the site of a demolished pub – The Case is Altered.  This had been a nightclub, and then a Chinese restaurant before being derelict for many years
55 Police Station .  Site of picturesque cottages demolished for the court house. The police station with an entrance on the right for the police. Also a magistrates' court – entered on the left - which for a while was used as a library. It was built in 1908-9 by J Dixon Butler in Free Tudor style. It has been empty since 2015 and is currently boarded having been squatted. 
Baptist Church. Baptists had met in various rooms in Wealdstone from 1875 and built a corrugated iron tin tabernacle hall in the High Street around 1900. It was on land which they had bought. A permanent church was built in 1905.  In red terracotta designed by John Wills & Son in 1905.  New halls were added at the back in 1930

Locket Road
1 office block for FVS CCTV specialists.

Marlborough Hill
1 Higgins Mechanical Services, firm founded in Harrow in 1980 but with many other branches now
1 Health Aid. Nutritionally balanced supplements
Marlborough Primary School.   The school was rebuilt, opened 2016. It originated in the early 1970s/late 1960s and was built on the site of older houses.

Masons Avenue
8 Barretts Railway Bar. This is an Irish pub with a green carpet and green seating. Might be closed.
11-13 Station House. The House of Joy for all Nations. This is part of the Redeemed Church of God.
36 hall.  This hall was registered from 1932 until 1934 by the Brotherhood Movement. The site however continues to be shown on maps as ‘Brotherhood Hall’ until taken over by Hindu groups in the 1990s.
Sree Ayyappa Seva Sangam. This is in what was the Brotherhood Hall. This began when Swamiji Sreedharan had the idea of building a proper temple in London for Ayyappa devotees. At first there was only a make shift temple in a thatched shed but later members and trustees, had a temple designed in typical Kerala style conforming to the traditional Shastraic stipulations completed in 2008. Later a Navagraha shrine was added, and more in 2010. There is an auditorium on the ground floor for spiritual and cultural programmes, marriages and discourses in the “Koothambalam” style of Kerala temples 
Wealdstone Evangelical Church. The congregation met in a wooden building in Wealdstone from 1921 and then opened this brick building in 1928
Ingall, Parsons, Clive & Co., Coffin factory was at the end of the road from 1900 it employed 70 men in 1900 and continued to make coffins until the beginning of the Second World War. Later used for storage by Schweppes

Milton Road
1 Samanvaya Parivar. Centre to advance the Hindu religion and in particular the teachings of Swami Shree Satyamitranand.
Employment Exchange. Present here in the 1960s

Oxford Road
Side road with ‘works’ all down the south side since the 1930s.
Palmerston Centre. Harrow and Hillingdon Posture and Mobility Services

Palmerston Road 
Roads called after prime ministers were described as Harrow Park Estate in 1884. The road is lined with ‘works’ from the start but has been changed by the construction of George Gange Way and Gladstone Road
22 Baptist church.  This maybe the church said to be built in 1905 
22 Salvation Army hall. This was in a former Baptist chapel from 1921. 
30 Fire Station. Demolished 1960s. It was a Middlesex Fire Brigade Station replaced by Stanmore when Middlesex was merged into the Greater London Council.
59 A hall was acquired nearby for young people in 1927 but in 1965 it was too small. 
22 The International Siddhashram Shakti Centre. This appears to be in what was the Salvation Army hall

Peel Road
Continental College School 1890s. This stood between Peel and Palmerstone Roads and was then the only building in them.
34-36 Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. This originates from 1939 but appears to have been rebuilt since
Council Chamber and Offices. Wealdstone was an urban district 1895-1934 and it is assumed these were the offices on the site covered by 29-49 for the Urban District to be replaced by the Harrow Civic Centre in the 1970s.  There was a works depot and fire station to the rear. The site is now flats
60 Spice Klub with outside Shisha lounge. This was the Royal Oak Pub built 1931, a Taylor Walker back street local. Sold by M&B in 2007 and has been an Indian restaurant. Previously Everest Lounge and before that White Mughals
Tagore Close – this is on the site of a council mortuary and disinfection station built in the 1960s.
55 Express Dairy Depot    This site is now flats

Railway Approach
Railway Hotel. Built at the same time as the railway. It was a three-storey brick building. It was demolished in 2002 having closed in 1999 following a fire. It was a Watney pub. One of the venues of performances by 'The Who' and many others.
32 KTM Nightclub.  This was once the Labour Hall which leases it to the club.
33 Wealdstone Social Club: 1930s art deco building. This is now closed and sold for development.
Rosslyn Crescent
Jasper Centre. This is the old Magistrate’s Court: by W T Curtis, Middlesex County Architects Department 1931-4...Hindu Community and Business Centre. It includes a grand Haveli of Shree Nathji together and the first ever Shudh Pushtimargiya Haveli in London. It is named Shrinathdham National Haveli & Community Centre UK.
Reno Works. From Glasgow in the 1890s 1914 they were Manufacturers of sporting guns, specialist in unfitting. Specialities: high-class sporting guns, later under W. Horton (Toys and Games) Manufacturers of indoor and garden games. Also in the 1930s Nordac Chemical Co. and W.H.Reynolds after whom the works was named – issuing recordings from Asian sources 
Hamilton Brush Works. This was also the Star Brush Co. “world's leading brush company”. This is now the site of he Phoenix Business Centre
Icone House. Swiss pack packaging manufacturing
31 Edward J. Wood. Specialises in the printing and production of folding cartons. Established in 1922, 

Station Road 
Harrow Civic Centre. This is on the site of schools. This was a major undertaking, seeking to centralise council functions and create a new civic identity. There was a national competition in 1964 won Eric G. Broughton with an office block, committee rooms and a council chamber, a public library, a staff building and a hall and theatre block and provision for a sixth block. The first phase omitting the hall and theatre block was completed by 1973. The blocks had a reinforced-concrete frame. The second phase was never built. There is a six-storey office block around a landscaped courtyard joined to the council chamber by a glazed bridge with a glass screen by Whitefriars Glass. There is a two-storey library behind with a water feature in front of it.  In front of the office block is a long pond crossed by bridges and some other planting.  The council chamber has light-coloured wood on the walls with a beige colour scheme and lighting, and a metal coat of arms in the chamber itself. Also the 'Kodak Mural', a composite of hundreds of small photographic images, on the upper stair landing. There are several commemorative sculptures on the site. 
Bridge Primary School. This school was on the site of the Civic Centres. It was opened by the Harrow School Board in Wealdstone in 1902. It was closed in 1966.
34 Harrow Central Mosque and Masood Islamic Centre: The mosque was established in 1980 and from 1985 occupied a converted house on Station Road, Harrow. It later expanded to occupy the house next door but was far too small to service Harrow’s Muslim community. As a result a new mosque has been built adjacent to the old mosque. T opened in 2011 adjacent to Harrow Civic Centre and a short distance south of Wealdstone town centre. There are prayer halls, meeting rooms, library, mortuary, IT centre, a commercial kitchen and retail units. The architects are PA Architects, and Harshad C Patel as the lead architect. 

The Bridge
A 409.In the early 1960s, as part of the West Coast Main Line electrification, the bridge here was rebuilt with an easier gradient and clearance over the tracks to allow for overhead cabling.
Harrow and Wealdstone station.  Opened in 1837 it lies between Headstone Lane and Kenton on London Overground’s line into Euston. It is the terminus of the Bakerloo Line from Kenton. There are also main line trains into Euston. It was opened as ‘Harrow Station by the London and Birmingham Railway. The station buildings on the south west side of the station are the older part of the station and by the original main line tracks. A new, larger, station building was built on this Wealdstone side of the station. A pedestrian bridge links all the platforms with continuous glazing but which originally had a barrier between the two sides.  Mal lifts which were removed in the early 1970s, leaving two parcels elevators for the remaining postal traffic. Wealdstone was added to the name in 1897. In 1917 it began to be served by the Bakerloo Line a running on the newly electrified local tracks.  It was the terminus of the line to Stanmore. The station is likely to be used for Crossrail. The station buildings are nationally listed. On 8 October 1952, Britain's worst train crash happened here with 112 people were killed and 340 injured. A memorial plaque is on the main entrance.  The ‘angel of platform 4‘– US nurse Abby Sweetwine changed emergency procedures and triage for future accidents through her actions during the aftermath of the crash.
Stanmore Branch line. This was opened in 1890 by the London & North Western Railway. it was promoted by Frederick Gordon, a hotel owner who had purchased Bentley Priory a few years earlier It ran 2.12 miles north-east Stanmore.. In 1932 Belmont Station was built as an intermediate halt. It was single track only and closed to passengers in 1952 Freight traffic, bananas, continued until 1964. On the parapet at Harrow and Wealdstone is the name of the old London and North Western Railway Harrow and Stanmore branch line and Platform 1 has their ticket office in cream brick, 
Wealdstone Time Line and Memorial: this is the work of local youth organisations and includes a memorial for those killed in the rail crash of 8 October 1952. 
Wealdstone Brook runs under the road and the station

Wolseley Road 
Wealdstone Baptist Church. Hall

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