North Harrow

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North Harrow
Yeading Brook Open Space, North Harrow - geograph.org.uk - 83938.jpg
Yeading Brook Open Space
North Harrow, Northumberland Road - geograph.org.uk - 83947.jpg
Northumberland Road
Average illustration of North Harrow residential housing stock
North Harrow is located in Greater London
North Harrow
North Harrow
 North Harrow shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ135885
London borough Harrow
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HARROW
Postcode district HA1, HA2
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
London Assembly Brent and Harrow
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Coordinates: 51°35′02″N 0°21′48″W / 51.58394°N 0.36324°W / 51.58394; -0.36324

North Harrow is a suburban area of North West London, situated north-west of central Harrow within the London Borough of Harrow. Its residential roads have expanded from North Harrow tube station, a station on the Metropolitan line of the London Underground which is one stop away from Harrow-on-the-Hill station in Harrow town centre. Before North Harrow tube station was opened and the suburb developed, the area was originally known as Hooking Green.

North Harrow's statistics exceed the London average in terms of safety, affluence and quality of education of its schools.[1][2][3][4] This is a result of use and predominantly low-rise, low-density, high floor space housing; there is substantial parkland in the neighbourhood such as on all sides of Headstone Manor, Yeading Brook Open Space and miniature railway and sports ground in adjoining pasture grasslands of Pinner Park, contrasted with diverse amenities, particularly in the areas of the tube station, Imperial Drive and along Pinner Road, including a post office, Tesco Express, a selection of restaurants, take-aways & cafés and independent specialist shops. The area is also served by North Harrow Library.[2]

North Harrow is part of Harrow West along with West Harrow and central Harrow, a parliamentary constituency represented by Labour Party (UK) MP Gareth Thomas.

About 800m north of the tube line is a 14th-century moated manor house, Headstone Manor, which serves to support the area's excellence in sport with public grounds on all sides as well as Harrow Museum and Heritage Centre, which is based in Headstone Manor Recreation Ground. The Heritage Centre chronicles Harrow’s historical past and runs many special events and exhibitions throughout the year.

Sport at Headstone Manor[edit]

The Headstone Manor Recreation Ground is used for training for the Headstone Manor Youth football club for age groups ranging from Under 8's to the Senior team. The most successful Headstone Manor team to date was managed by Nigel 'Trout Pout' Trout, between 2000 and 2005, who enjoyed an incredible amount of success guiding his son's team, with great support from the likes of Kevin Duffy, Lino Perdoni and the UEFA B standard coaching of John Parsons. The team won the Middlesex Cup an unprecedented three years in a row (2001/02, 2002/03 and 2003/04) and became the first team to appear in four consecutive finals, losing the 2000/01 final. The team also won the Harrow Youth League Cup three times (2000/01, 2001/02 and 2003/04) and the Harrow Youth League Premier Division twice (2000/01 and 2001/02) therefore achieving the 'treble' in their 2001/02 season. Furthermore the team also finished runners up in the Harrow League Cup twice (2002/03 and 2004/05) and the Harrow Youth League Premier Division twice (2002/03 and 2003/04), thus making the team one of the most successful teams in Harrow and Middlesex ever. In addition Graham Marr's team were one other highly successful team to represent the club.

Amenities[edit]

Parish Church of St Alban

There are several schools in the area and churches. Among the churches is the 1930s-built Anglican church south of the railway line to serve the area, which survived quite sporadic destruction in World War II, dedicated to St Alban, whose cathedral is not far away to the north in St Albans.

North West London Talks[edit]

North Harrow is also the home of North West London (NWL) Talks which are held at The North Harrow Assembly Hall. The talks take place weekly on Friday evenings however, the timing of the talks varies throughout the year. In winter the start time is at 20:30 whereas in summer it is at a slightly earlier 20:00. Naturally, due to the wide range of speakers the academic talks cover a broad spectrum of disciplines - though they do tend to be more focused on current and historic political affairs. In the spirit of community, all are welcome and admission is free.

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