Harrow on the Hill

Harrow on the Hill

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Harrow on the Hill is an affluent area of north west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Harrow.Harrow London Borough Council - [http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/09_Harrow_on_the_Hill_Village_Revised.pdf Harrow on the Hill Village Conservation Area] The name refers to Harrow Hill, .Mills, A., Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001) The district includes the famous independent school, Harrow School.

Etymology

The earliest recorded use of the name is found in 1398 as ''Harrowe atte Hille''. Etymology before then derives from Harrow, London, which is first recorded in 767 as ''Gumeninga hergae''. A suggested meaning is ''heathen temple of a tribe called the Gumeningas''. The hill has historically been used as a place of pagan worship. It is alternatively explained to mean ''the church upon the hill''.''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=45423 Harrow on the Hill]'', The Environs of London: volume 2: County of Middlesex, (1795). Date accessed: 1 January 2008. Harrow on the Hill is an affluent area of north west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Harrow.Harrow London Borough Council - [http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/09_Harrow_on_the_Hill_Village_Revised.pdf Harrow on the Hill Village Conservation Area] The name refers to Harrow Hill, .Mills, A., Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001) The district includes the famous independent school, Harrow School.

History

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Harrow on the Hill formed an ancient parish and later civil parish in the Gore (hundred) hundred of Middlesex.Vision of Britain - [http://vision.edina.ac.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10071574&c_id=10001043 Harrow on the Hill parish] ([http://vision.edina.ac.uk/bound_map_page.jsp?first=true&u_id=10071574&c_id=10001043 historic map]) In 1831 it had a population of 3,861 and occupied an area of . There were significant boundary changes in 1894, when the bulk of the parish was removed to create the parishes of Harrow Weald, Wealdstone and Wembley. By 1931 it occupied a reduced area of and had a population of 26,380. It formed the Harrow on the Hill Urban District of Middlesex from 1894 and was abolished by a Local Government Act 1929 in 1934,Vision of Britain - [http://vision.edina.ac.uk/relationships.jsp?u_id=10492063&c_id=10001043 Harrow on the Hill UD] with the bulk of the area forming part of a new civil parish and urban district of Harrow. In 1954 the urban district was incorporated as the London Borough of Harrow and in 1965 it was transferred to Greater London to form the London Borough of Harrow. Harrow on the Hill is an affluent area of north west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Harrow.Harrow London Borough Council - [http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/09_Harrow_on_the_Hill_Village_Revised.pdf Harrow on the Hill Village Conservation Area] The name refers to Harrow Hill, .Mills, A., Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001) The district includes the famous independent school, Harrow School.

Photo Record

The Hills & Saunders had a studio on Harrow on the Hill from the 1860s photographing the schools, families and local area. The archive of c. 80,000 glass plates still exists and much of it can be seen today online at the Harrow Photos website.Hills & Saunders photo archive of c. 80,000 glass plates: [http://www.harrowphotos.com/ Harrow Photos Collection] Harrow on the Hill is an affluent area of north west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Harrow.Harrow London Borough Council - [http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/09_Harrow_on_the_Hill_Village_Revised.pdf Harrow on the Hill Village Conservation Area] The name refers to Harrow Hill, .Mills, A., Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001) The district includes the famous independent school, Harrow School.

Demography

The population of the Harrow on the Hill ward of the London Borough of Harrow was 9,578 in 1991 and 10,632 in 2001. It occupies an area of 357 hectares though the hill itself occupies approximately and in 2001 had a population density of 29.74 persons per hectare. There were 4,539 households in the district in 2001.Harrow London Borough Council - [http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/2001_Census_Ward_Profile_-_Harrow_on_the_Hill.pdf 2001 Census: Harrow on the Hill ward] The ward's boundaries encompass the majority of the hill and also Roxeth, Sudbury Hill and parts of West Harrow. Harrow on the Hill is an affluent area of north west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Harrow.Harrow London Borough Council - [http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/09_Harrow_on_the_Hill_Village_Revised.pdf Harrow on the Hill Village Conservation Area] The name refers to Harrow Hill, .Mills, A., Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001) The district includes the famous independent school, Harrow School.

Gallery

File:Harrow-on-the-Hill, High Street - geograph.org.uk - 1730292.jpg|36-40 High Street, School Tours Centre and Outfitters Shop, West StreetAt Centre: Listed Drinking Fountain

File:West St, Harrow-on-the-Hill - geograph.org.uk - 378157.jpg|West StreetBy the drinking fountainAspect: west

File:Harrow on the Hill (1) - geograph.org.uk - 175017.jpg|View of the north of the High Street Taken from the junction of Church HillSome of the buildings are those of Harrow School
Harrow on the Hill, High Street - geograph.org.uk - 1655073.jpg|The High Street A marginally lower section nearby to the south, in the conservation area
File:Harrow on the Hill, Waldron Road - geograph.org.uk - 1654376.jpg|Waldron RoadA very narrow two way road by London standards, also close to Harrow School
File:South end of High Street, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex - geograph.org.uk - 365387.jpg|High Street - the south end
File:Harrow on the Hill, The former King's Head public house - geograph.org.uk - 1654545.jpg|Former public house and coaching inn
File:Harrow on the Hill, The Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1654480.jpg|The Castle, West Street

File:HarrowPanorama.jpg|Partial Panorama looking northwest towards Pinner (left) and Headstone, London (right) from building at the bottom of the northern downslope of Harrow on the Hill (200m north of the Harrow-on-the-Hill railway station) - the listed building on the left in the foreground is 315 Station Road, Harrow, closest to the hill itself, currently occupied by NatWest Harrow on the Hill is an affluent area of north west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Harrow.Harrow London Borough Council - [http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/09_Harrow_on_the_Hill_Village_Revised.pdf Harrow on the Hill Village Conservation Area] The name refers to Harrow Hill, .Mills, A., Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001) The district includes the famous independent school, Harrow School.

Religion

Harrow on the Hill is also an parish with St. Mary's, Harrow on the Hill at the apex. It was consecrated by St Anselm in 1094.

The area has four Catholic schools and three Church of England schools. Harrow on the Hill is an affluent area of north west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Harrow.Harrow London Borough Council - [http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/09_Harrow_on_the_Hill_Village_Revised.pdf Harrow on the Hill Village Conservation Area] The name refers to Harrow Hill, .Mills, A., Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001) The district includes the famous independent school, Harrow School.

Transport

Harrow-on-the-Hill station, although named after the settlement, is located some distance to the north of the hill. The London Underground service at Harrow-on-the-Hill is provided by the Metropolitan line, and the station is also served by the Chiltern Railways London to Aylesbury Line. Harrow on the Hill is an affluent area of north west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Harrow.Harrow London Borough Council - [http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/09_Harrow_on_the_Hill_Village_Revised.pdf Harrow on the Hill Village Conservation Area] The name refers to Harrow Hill, .Mills, A., Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001) The district includes the famous independent school, Harrow School.

Street accident fatality

A roadside plaque unveiled on 25 February 1969 stated that the first recorded motor accident in Great Britain to have involved the death of the car driver had taken place at Harrow on the Hill on a road called Grove Hill seventy years earlier, on 25 February 1899. The plaque made no mention of the name of the dead motorist, but it did name the civic dignitary who had unveiled it: ''his'' name was given as Alderman Charles Stenhouse.

The driver involved in the crash was 31-year-old engineer Edwin Sewell, driving a 6HP Daimler. A rear wheel collapsed after breaking its rim and the car hit a sturdy brick wall. Sewell was killed immediately when he and his passenger, a Major Richer, were thrown from the vehicle. Richer died three days later in hospital.[http://www.daimler.co.uk/history/html/1898-1900.htm Daimler history] Gives the date as July 1899 Harrow on the Hill is an affluent area of north west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Harrow.Harrow London Borough Council - [http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/09_Harrow_on_the_Hill_Village_Revised.pdf Harrow on the Hill Village Conservation Area] The name refers to Harrow Hill, .Mills, A., Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001) The district includes the famous independent school, Harrow School.

Railway accident fatality

In the graveyard of St Mary's church is a gravestone recording the death of Harrow train accident 1838, from a railway accident on 7 August 1838. Harrow on the Hill is an affluent area of north west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Harrow.Harrow London Borough Council - [http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/09_Harrow_on_the_Hill_Village_Revised.pdf Harrow on the Hill Village Conservation Area] The name refers to Harrow Hill, .Mills, A., Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001) The district includes the famous independent school, Harrow School.

Geography

{{Geographic Location
|title = '''Neighbouring areas'''
|Northwest = West Harrow
|North = Harrow, London
|Northeast = Kenton
|West = South Harrow
|Centre = Harrow on the Hill
|East = Northwick Park
|Southwest = Greenford
|South = Sudbury, London
|Southeast = Wembley
}} Harrow on the Hill is an affluent area of north west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Harrow.Harrow London Borough Council - [http://www.harrow.gov.uk/downloads/09_Harrow_on_the_Hill_Village_Revised.pdf Harrow on the Hill Village Conservation Area] The name refers to Harrow Hill, .Mills, A., Dictionary of London Place Names, (2001) The district includes the famous independent school, Harrow School.

References

Category:Districts of Harrow
Category:Areas of London
Category:English mythology
Category:Germanic mythology