Harrow On The Hill, St Mary's Church 1906

Harrow On The Hill, St Mary's Church 1906

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Prominent for many miles, St Mary's has dominated the hill since at least the 12th century. It has always been an extremely important church as a peculiar of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Although quite heavily 'restored' by Sir George Gilbert Scott in 1849, the building retains much original fabric, including glass by Kempe and Comper, and memorials by Flaxman and Scheemakers. A particularly striking monument is that by Humphrey Hopper to John North, who died in 1831, which occupies a space adjacent to the north door.

Memories of Harrow on the Hill

Childhood

St Marys Church was my special place. I would go there whenever I needed to think or just find inner peace. It helped me through a sometimes difficult transition to adulthood. Although I now live 56 miles away, it is still my place of hope, and I go back there every chance I get. It's so beautiful, my very own stairway to heaven.

The Japanese Gardens

I remember the Japanese Gardens on Mount Park Road on the hill. I have pictures of what was till 1967 Ingleby Court, today it is Ingleby Drive, Harrow on the Hill. Pauline Coles I think would be interested in this once great old place, I have some images. You can't post images onto this website, but they can ...Read full memory

Hillside Mother And Baby Home

Does anyone please have any photos or information on Hillside Mother and Baby Home 5 Roxborough Park Harrow on the Hill, around 1965/66.

A memory of Harrow on the Hill

Fish Shop On The Hill

When I was a kid my dad owned a fish shop up the hill, where he sold wet fish to the likes of King Hussein of Jordan, and the Saudi Princes, when they were at Harrow School.

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