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Harrow-on-the-Hill. The history of Harrow reminds us of the times before Christianity ousted paganism from England, for the name is derived from the Old English hearg, ' heathen temple or shrine'. Harrow is a prominent isolated hill rising about 300 feet above the Middlesex plain and here, perhaps on the site of the present church, must have stood a temple (or idol) of ancient heathen worship. It was recorded as Hergas in 832 and as Herges in the Domesday Book but had changed to Harowe by 1369.

There is an earlier name referring to Gumeninga: this may be a tribal people who were pagans, but nothing is really known. Harrow is famous for its public school.
The station was opened as HARROW on 2 August 1880, and renamed HARROW-ON-THE-HILL on 1 June 1894.

Harrow-on-the-Hill

An early twentieth century view of Station Road, Harrow.





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