Wealdstone


Wealdstone

infobox UK place
country = England
map_type = Greater London
region= London
population=
official_name= Wealdstone
latitude= 51.5934
longitude= -0.3333
london_borough= Harrow
constituency_westminster=
post_town= HARROW
postcode_district = HA3
postcode_area= HA
dial_code= 020
os_grid_reference= TQ155895

Wealdstone is an area in the London Borough of Harrow, north-west Middlesex.

History and Name

Wealdstone is named for a locally famous stone, which is said to have existed in the area since ancient times. In 1996, a local public house, known then as The Red Lion, and now renamed The Weald Stone Inn, claimed to have found the mythical stone (formerly the 'marker' of the town's limits) in its cellar. This is probably apocryphal as the stone was known to be located in its current position as early as 1960. It was set into the concrete pavement outside the pub, at the intersection of Long Elmes, High Street and College Road. The Weald itself is a wooded area nearby.

port

The Harrow Leisure Centre [http://www.leisureconnection.co.uk/centre/2/21/harrow-leisure-centre.html] is located in Wealdstone and facilities include swimming, Badminton, Snooker, Martial Arts and a gym.

Wealdstone F.C. have had a long association with Wealdstone. Now based in Ruislip in the London Borough of Hillingdon, they were hoping to move to a new ground at Prince Edward Fields, Canons Park.

Transport

Nearest railway stations

* Harrow & Wealdstone (Network Rail), served by London Underground Bakerloo Line, London Overground, London Midland and Southern.
* Harrow-on-the-Hill (London Underground), served by London Underground Metropolitan Line and Chiltern Railways
* North Harrow (London Underground) served by London Underground Metropolitan Line

Bus routes

See Transport for London bus map for more detail [http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/gettingaround/maps/buses/pdf/harrowwealdstone-2120.pdf]

*140 Harrow WealdHeathrow Airport via Harrow Town Centre
*182 Bannister Sports Centre [http://www.leisureconnection.co.uk/centre/2/95/bannister-sports-centre.html] , Hatch EndBrent Cross Shopping Centre via Harrow Town Centre and Wembley
*186 Northwick Park HospitalBrent Cross Shopping Centre via Harrow Town Centre and Edgware Bus Garage
*258 Watford Junction Station ↔ South Harrow Station via Bushey and Harrow Town Centre
*340 Edgware Bus Garage ↔ Harrow Bus Station via Stanmore
*H9 Circular route to and from Harrow Bus Garage in Harrow Town Centre (opposite direction to H10)
*H10 Circular route to and from Harrow Bus Garage in Harrow Town Centre (opposite direction to H9)
*H12 South HarrowStanmore Station Note: this route does not go through the main shopping area of Wealdstone, it passes through the north part.

Nearest places

* Belmont
* Harrow
* Stanmore
* Hatch End
* Kenton
* Harrow Weald

External links

* [http://www.oldsalvatorians.com Old Salvatorians (Unofficial)]


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