Harlington, London

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Template:Infobox UK place Harlington is an area (formerly a village) in the London Borough of Hillingdon, on the northern perimeter of London Heathrow Airport. It is situated Template:Convert west of Charing Cross.


The place-name Harlington is recorded in Anglo-Saxon as Hygereding tun: "Hyger?d's people's farmstead".


The earliest surviving mention of Harlington appears to be in a 9th-century charter in which land at Botwell in Hayes was said to be bounded on the west by "Hygeredington" and "Lullinges" tree. The first of these must be Harlington; the second has not been identified. The boundary between Hayes and Harlington, which may thus have been defined by the date of this charter, was later marked by North Hyde Road and Dawley Road, but Dawley Road may not have followed the boundary before the 18th century.<ref name="History">Susan Reynolds (ed.), A History of the County of Middlesex, vol. 3 (1962)</ref>

From 1930 to 1965 Harlington formed part of Hayes and Harlington Urban District. The urban district council's cemetery in Cherry Lane was opened in 1936. Harlington was in Middlesex, until the county was abolished in 1965.

See the entry for Hayes for more detailed local history.

Transport and locale


File:Dawley Court, Middlesex in 1929.jpg
Dawley Court, Goulds Green. Demolished in 1929, this house was home to three generations of De Salis, most of whom are buried in the churchyard.

London Buses serving Harlington are:

Route Start End Operator
81 Slough Hounslow London United
90 Northolt Feltham Metroline
105 Heathrow Airport Greenford Metroline
111 Heathrow Airport Kingston London United
140 Heathrow Airport Harrow Weald Metroline
222 Hounslow Uxbridge London United
285 Kingston Heathrow Airport London United
423 Heathrow Terminal 5 Hounslow London United
H98 Hounslow Hayes End London United
N9 Aldwych Heathrow Terminal 5 London United
555 (A non TFL route) Heathrow Airport Walton-on-Thames Abellio Surrey


Harlington Library is situated on Pinkwell Lane, UB3 1PB.

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Harlington's war memorial, 1914-18 side.


File:South portal & tympanum of the church of Saints Peter & Paul, Harlington.jpg
South portal and tympanum of the church of Saints Peter & Paul, Harlington.

Public houses

Local business

  • Hellenic Imperial Airways has its United Kingdom offices in Axis House in Harlington.<ref name="Offices">"Contact Us." Hellenic Imperial Airways. Retrieved on 10 May 2011. "London / United Kingdom Hellenic Imperial Airways Axis House 242 Bath Road Harlington UB3 5AY"</ref>
  • Harlington Locomotive Society is situated on the High Street of the village; the Society operates a trestle railway around the site of an old orchard.
  • Harlington residents are served by an Ofcom-licensed community radio station, 91.8 Hayes FM.

Notable buildings

File:Church of S. Peter & S. Paul, Harlington & war memorial, late August 2013.jpg
Church of S. Peter & S. Paul, Harlington & war memorial, summer 2013.
name type built occupant demolished? use of house or site now
Church of St.Peter & St.Paul parish church 12th century no (was threatened by airport expansion)
Dawley Manor Farm farm 1962 under M4 motorway by north end of St.Peter's Way
Harlington rectory big house in big grounds Victorian 1970 a housing estate & a new church hall
old church hall church hall early 1900's 1970 (in rectory grounds) houses
Bletchmore big house 1970's street: Bletchmore Close
Veysey's Farm farm
Shackle's House big house early 1800's last was Charles Shackle 1960's street: Pembury Court
Shackle's Barn in grounds of Shackle's House early 1800's no a Boy Scouts headquarters
Woodlands farm early 1960's 178-182 High Street
Poplar House big house 18th century early 1970's block of apartments: Felbridge Court
Manor Farm farm 1930's shops in Manor Parade
barn at Manor Farm timber-framed no restored in 1970's, used as office space
small hospital (Sipson Lane) 1884 (closed 1974) no Hindu religious
Dower House (High Street) house (timber framed) 16th century no
Harlington Baptist Church (High Street) 1879 no

Nearest places

  • Hayes
  • Harmondsworth
  • Sipson
  • Yiewsley

Notable people

File:Oval miniature of Catharina Barbara De Salis.jpg
Lady De Tabley is buried alongside her eldest daughter in the SS Peter & Paul graveyard.
  • English statesman Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington (1618-1685), part of Charles II's Cabal, was born in (and took his title from) Harlington. And his elder brother John Bennet, 1st Baron Ossulston
  • Composer William Byrd (1539/40-1623) lived as a Catholic recusant in Harlington, 1578-88
  • Sports impresario Simon Clegg was born in Harlington
  • Former professional footballer and football manager Paul Goddard was born in Harlington
  • Jerome, 4th Count de Salis-Soglio (1771-1836), Anglo-Irish visionary, lived (and is buried) in Harlington
  • 17th-century churchman John Pritchett (d. 1681) lived in Harlington during the Commonwealth period
  • Ovine scientist Eric Underwood (1905-1980) was born in Harlington


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