Bolingbroke and Ossulston's Dawley House, north-west of the station
Harlington shown within Greater London
|OS grid reference|
|- Charing Cross||13.5 mi (21.7 km) E|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Hayes and Harlington|
|London Assembly||Ealing and Hillingdon|
The place-name Harlington is recorded in Anglo-Saxon as Hygereding tun: "Hygerǣd's people's farmstead".
The earliest surviving mention of Harlington appears to be in a 9th-century charter in which land at Botwell in Hayes was said to be bounded on the west by "Hygeredington" and "Lullinges" tree. The first of these must be Harlington; the second has not been identified. The boundary between Hayes and Harlington, which may thus have been defined by the date of this charter, was later marked by North Hyde Road and Dawley Road, but Dawley Road may not have followed the boundary before the 18th century.
From 1930 to 1965 Harlington formed part of Hayes and Harlington Urban District. The urban district council's cemetery in Cherry Lane was opened in 1936. Harlington was in Middlesex, until the county was abolished in 1965.
See the entry for Hayes for more detailed local history.
Transport and locale
London Buses serving Harlington are:
Harlington Library is situated on Pinkwell Lane, UB3 1PB.
- St Peter & St Paul C of E Church, Saint Peter's Way, UB3 5AB.
- Harlington Baptists, High Street, UB3 5DG.
- Captain Morgan's, 9 Clayton Road, UB3 1AX.
- The Great Western, Dawley Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 1NF
- The Pheasant, 98 West End Lane, UB3 5LX.
- The Red Lion, 287 High Street, UB3 5DG.
- The Wheatsheaf, 286 High Street, UB3 5DU.
- The White Hart, 158 High Street, UB3 5DP.
- Hellenic Imperial Airways has its United Kingdom offices in Axis House in Harlington.
- Harlington Locomotive Society is situated on the High Street of the village; the Society operates a trestle railway around the site of an old orchard.
- Harlington residents are served by an Ofcom-licensed community radio station, 91.8 Hayes FM.
|name||type||built||occupant||demolished?||use of house or site now|
|Church of St.Peter & St.Paul||parish church||12th century||no||(was threatened by airport expansion)|
|Dawley Manor Farm||farm||1962||under M4 motorway by north end of St.Peter's Way|
|Harlington rectory||big house in big grounds||Victorian||1970||a housing estate & a new church hall|
|old church hall||church hall||early 1900's||1970||(in rectory grounds) houses|
|Bletchmore||big house||1970's||street: Bletchmore Close|
|Shackle's House||big house||early 1800's||last was Charles Shackle||1960's||street: Pembury Court|
|Shackle's Barn||in grounds of Shackle's House||early 1800's||no||a Boy Scouts headquarters|
|Woodlands||farm||early 1960's||178-182 High Street|
|Poplar House||big house||18th century||early 1970's||block of apartments: Felbridge Court|
|Manor Farm||farm||1930's||shops in Manor Parade|
|barn at Manor Farm||timber-framed||no||restored in 1970's, used as office space|
|small hospital (Sipson Lane)||1884||(closed 1974)||no||Hindu religious|
|Dower House (High Street)||house (timber framed)||16th century||no|
|Harlington Baptist Church (High Street)||1879||no|
- English statesman Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington (1618-1685), part of Charles II's Cabal, was born in (and took his title from) Harlington. And his elder brother John Bennet, 1st Baron Ossulston
- Sports impresario Simon Clegg was born in Harlington
- Former professional footballer and football manager Paul Goddard was born in Harlington
- Jerome, 4th Count de Salis-Soglio (1771-1836), Anglo-Irish visionary, lived (and is buried) in Harlington
- Ovine scientist Eric Underwood (1905-1980) was born in Harlington
- Susan Reynolds (ed.), A History of the County of Middlesex, vol. 3 (1962)
- "Contact Us." Hellenic Imperial Airways. Retrieved on 10 May 2011. "London / United Kingdom Hellenic Imperial Airways Axis House 242 Bath Road Harlington UB3 5AY"
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