Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Harrow and Harrow on the Hill

The old : Grand Parade

The new : St Annes Shopping

Exit from Harrow Underground to the Hill

View from the Hill towards Harrow.

St Mary’s Church; the medieval church was consecrated in 1094. It shows evidence of architecture from many different periods: Norman, early English and Perpendicular. There was then a major restoration during the Victorian era under Sir George Gilbert Scott. St. Mary's wooden spire was completed in 1450 and is covered with twelve tons of lead.

Harrow School; on the left is ‘Old Schools’ and on the right is the Chapel. The Old Schools is Grade II listed and was originally built 1615. The east wing was added in 1820 by C R Cockerell and the whole, apart from the left flank wall, appears to be refaced in red brick at that date. (http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-201999-the-old-schools-harrow-school-harrow)

Harrow School Chapel : Grade II listed, by Sir George Gilbert Scott and built in1854-57 in Decorated Gothic and Early English styles.

Vaughn Library, Harrow School : Grade II listed and again designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott and built in 1861-3. The style is Polychromatic Gothic (Red brick, dressed with blue-grey brick and ashlar). The library was named after Dr Charles John Vaughan, the reforming headmaster of 1845-59.

The old Kings Head Hotel which dates back to the 1720’s. It is believed to have been built in the late 18th century on the site of King Henry VIII's hunting lodge. It survived until about 2001 before being converted into flats.

Back into Harrow

Petherton Court - my home when I first came to London in 1984.

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