St Mary's Churchyard, Harrow on the Hill (also known as Harrow-on-the-Hill Parish Church)7482

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

The old part of the churchyard surrounds the church and a detached burial ground was added in the mid-19th century. To the north of the church is a memorial garden and 20th-century parish rooms.

History

The church of St Mary Harrow on the Hill dates back to at least medieval times and is on the site of an old hilltop settlement that may have been a pagan religious centre. Harrow on the Hill was once the largest parish in Middlesex, and the village is now dominated by Harrow School. A famous pupil at Harrow, Lord Byron, spent time in the churchyard where he composed poetry.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube/Rail: Harrow on the Hill (Metropolitan). Bus: H17, 258
History

Period

  • Medieval
Contact
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust