If youíre looking for a new home in London then Harrow is worth a look. It is a suburban area in the north-west of London and a part of the Borough of Harrow. It is bordered by Wealdstone in the north, Kenton in the east, Harrow on the Hill in the south, West Harrow in the west and with Northwick Park and Belmont nearby. It is north-west of Charing Cross and itís postcode district is HA1. It is the centre of the Harrow area that is made up if North, South and West Harrow, as well as Harrow Weald.
The name of the area stems from the Old English word hearg, referring to a heathen temple that probably stood where St. Maryís Church is today, suggesting that pagans congregated here. Headstone Manor is a part of the Harrow Museum and is a early 14th century manor house. It was formerly the residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury up until the land was seized by Henry VIII who sold it and so it remained a private estate for many years. Itís owners would expand the building over time but it fell into disrepair. The Harrow council purchased the manor and redeveloped it and instituted the Harrow Museum in 1986. It is currently listed as a Grade I building.
The town is known for the Harrow School and the Harrow High School. The Harrow School is a private has a long history that can stem back as far as the 13th century. Harrow High School recently celebrated its centenary and is a specialised sports college. Each have had many famous alumnus throughout their history. Alexandra Park is nearby and was named after the wife of Edward VII because she often visited the area. It houses a childrenís play area and a fitness zone. Roxeth Recreation Ground is also close by and contains many sports facilities and hosts a fair every summer. There are people of many different faiths in the area with various buildings to cater for them.
The Borough of Harrow has had many notable residents including former PM Winston Churchill, poet Lord Byron, astronomer Patrick Moore, Author Michael Rosen, businessman Agha Hasan Abedi, the original celebrity cook Mrs. Beeton, presenter Bob Holness, comedians Ronnie Barker, Clive Anderson, Mark Lamar, David Baddiel and Matt Lucas, MPs Michael Portillo and Diana Abbott, footballers Vinnie Jones, Theo Walcott and Ross Kemp, all rounder Roger Bannister, actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Barbara Windsor, Dev Patel, Matt Smith, David Suchet, Roger Moore, Keira Knightley, and musicians Elton John, Billy Idol, Kate Nash, James Blunt, JLS, Rod Stewart, Simon Le Bon, Richard Wright and Charlie Watts.
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