Harrow Road

Harrow Road

The Harrow Road is an ancient route ["A History of the County of Middlesex" 1989 - the road was not new in the 16th century] in Greater London which runs from Paddington in a northwesterly direction to Harrow. With minor deviations in the 19th and 20th centuries, the route remains otherwise unaltered. There are dozens of other existing roads [Source = http://www.streetmap.co.uk] throughout the United Kingdom using the same name which do not lead to or from Harrow but merely use the name of the town or, in some cases, a person of that name.


Before urbanisation the entire road was known as the "Harrow Road" but, as various local authorities came into existence and imposed independent numbering schemes and more localised descriptions on the parts of the road within their respective boundaries, the principal name was replaced in a number of places along its course.

The current street names (with road numbers) running from Paddington to Harrow are:-

Starting at the junction of Harrow Road and Edgware Road at Paddington Green in the current City of Westminster:
*Harrow Road (Paddington), A 404, passing through Maida Hill, Kensal Town, Kensal Green. This stretch runs partially alongside and underneath the Westway urban motorway.At the junction of Ladbroke Grove the road leaves the City of Westminster and forms the boundary between the London Borough of Brent and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (except for the length between Kensal Green station and the entrance to Kensal Green Cemetery where it is entirely within Brent) until reaching Scrubs Lane where it becomes entirely within the borough of Brent.
*High Street (Harlesden), A 404
*Craven Park, A 404
*Hillside, A 404
*Brentfield, A 404Passing over the River Brent which formed the pre-1965 boundary between the former Municipal Borough of Willesden and the Metropolitan Borough of Wembley (both now defunct) and from which the modern borough takes its name.
*Harrow Road (Wembley), A 404Which passes through Tokyngton
*High Road (Wembley), A 404
*Harrow Road (Sudbury), A 404, changing to A 4005 at the junction with Watford Road (which continues the A 404)Passing from the London Borough of Brent into the London Borough of Harrow at the Sudbury Court Drive junction.
*Sudbury Hill, A 4005
*London Road {Harrow), A 4005, changing to B457 at junction with Roxeth Hill
*High Street (Harrow), B 457

Finishing at the town centre on Harrow Hill (the main shopping area of the borough is actually in Greenhill and is not the town centre proper).


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Sudbury & Harrow Road railway station — London stations name = Sudbury Harrow Road railcode = SUD manager = Chiltern Railways locale = Sudbury borough = London Borough of Brent raillowexits0405 = 3,004 raillowexits0506 = 2,538 raillowexits0607 = 14,394 platforms = 2 zone=4 start =… …   Wikipedia

  • Harrow School — Mottoes Latin: Stet Fortuna Domus ( Let the Fortune of the House Stand ) Latin: Donorum Dei Dispensatio Fidelis ( The Faithful Dispensation of the Gifts of God ) Established 1572 (1243) …   Wikipedia

  • Harrow High School — is a state secondary school in the London Borough of Harrow in the north west of London. The headteacher is Vivien Swaida. The school is a specialist Sports College. It is not to be confused with the private school Harrow School, situated nearby… …   Wikipedia

  • Harrow Weald — is an area in London, England. It includes a suburban development and forms part of the London Borough of Harrow.Locale, geography, historyHarrow Weald is near to Bushey Heath, Stanmore, Wealdstone, Headstone and Hatch End. The area is separated… …   Wikipedia

  • Harrow, Ontario — Harrow is a community located in the town of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex%2C Ontario Essex] , Essex County, Ontario, Canada.FactsHiram Walker, of Canadian Club Whisky fame is credited with putting Harrow on the map. Walker built the… …   Wikipedia

  • Harrow-on-the-Hill station — Infobox London station name = Harrow on the Hill manager = London Underground zone = 5 locale = Harrow borough = London Borough of Harrow start=1880 platforms= 6 tubeexits04=8.026 tubeexits07=9.379 railexits0607=0.207 railcode=HOH Harrow on the… …   Wikipedia

  • Harrow & Wealdstone — Liste des stations du métro de Londres Article principal : Métro de Londres. Liste alphabétique des stations en service du Métro de Londres et du Docklands Light Railway (Underground et DLR). Seules les stations de correspondance du London… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Harrow & Wealdstone station — Infobox London station name = Harrow Wealdstone access icon manager = London Underground [Transport for London [http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/3736.aspx Safety boost as London Underground to take control of 11 Silverlink… …   Wikipedia

  • Harrow Observer — Introduction The Harrow Observer is a paid for local weekly tabloid newspaper covering stories from the London Borough of Harrow. It has separate editions for Pinner, Harrow and Stanmore. It has a 24 hour website at… …   Wikipedia

  • Harrow Hill F.C. — Football club infobox clubname = Harrow Hill fullname = Harrow Hill Football Club nickname = Harry Hill founded = 1932 ground = Larksfield Road, Cinderford capacity = chairman = Reg Taylor manager = Steve Boseley league = Hellenic Football League …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.