The nearest places are: Hayes, Harlington, Heathrow Airport, Longford, Sipson, West Drayton and Yiewsley.
Harmondsworth was mentioned in the Domesday Book, its name coming from the Anglo-Saxon Herem?des worþ, meaning "Herem?d's enclosure", or Heremundes worþ, meaning "Heremund's enclosure".
Notable features of the village are:
- The church of St Mary, with parts dating from the 12th century, There is an opinion that Heathrow Airport is legally responsible for maintaining this church's chancel, because the airport now owns land (formerly in Heathrow village) which in 1819 at the enclosing of the commons had been assigned in lieu of tithes used to maintain the chancel.
- The Grade I listed Harmondsworth Barn, Britain's largest tithe barn, made entirely without nails. As of January 2012 the barn is owned by English Heritage.
Harmondsworth was originally a parish, with the name first recorded in AD 780 when King Offa granted land to his servant Aeldred.
Probably Harmondsworth's principal claim to notability is that from 1937 the offices and warehouses of Penguin Books were here. Thus, until the 1990s, all Penguin books published in the United Kingdom bore the publication location, "Harmondsworth, Middlesex," rather than London.
Harmondsworth civil parish also contained Sipson, Longford, Heathrow and Perry Oaks
- 1894: Rural districts brought in. Harmondsworth civil parish was put in Staines Rural District.
- 1930: Harmondsworth civil parish was transferred to Yiewsley and West Drayton Urban District
- 1949: Harmondsworth civil parish was merged with Yiewsley and West Drayton.
- 1965: Middlesex county was abolished. Yiewsley and West Drayton was transferred to the London Borough of Hillingdon, in Greater London.
- Harmondsworth is currently (April 2012) in the Heathrow Villages ward, which elects three councillors on Hillingdon Council.
United Kingdom government
There are two UK Border Agency immigration removal centres in Harmondsworth: Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre and Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre.
British Airways is headquartered in Waterside in Harmondsworth. The building officially opened in 1998.
Harmondsworth Primary School is in Harmondsworth.
The area is served by West Drayton railway station.
|name||type||built||occupant||demolished?||use of house or site now|
|Harmondsworth Great Barn||tithe barn||early 15th century||no|
|Manor Farm||farmhouse||early 19th century||no||farm until early 1970's, then offices|
- Sherwood, Philip. (1999) Heathrow: 2000 Years of History. The History Press ISBN 978-0-7524-5086-2Template:Please check ISBN