Headstone, London

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Headstone is a residential area in London, England north-west of Harrow and immediately north of North Harrow Unknown extension tag "ref".
A green buffer is positioned between North Harrow that consists of a moated manor site and recreational football and rugby pitches, making the area mostly separate from North Harrow. However there are some points of flux and overlap. Furthermore, the wider neighbourhood of Harrow Weald to the east is difficult to extricate - for the northern part Headstone at least covers the area west of Courtenay Avenue.
The area abuts to the west the large and predominantly livestock-used agricultural pasture, Pinner Park.

History

Headstone Manor is fourteenth century with many later additions and renovations: it is a significant place of interest in its own right. The manor had an unrivalled status, see manorialism until after the Reformation and formation of the British Empire and to an extent, usually for such a site, relatively close to London, even until the Enlightenment which sparked the Industrial Revolution. This has led to the barns having remained largely intact to the present.

The origin of the place name may be related to that of Wealdstone, which is a neighbouring area situated directly north of Harrow being the residential part north of its midpoint train station, Harrow and Wealdstone - this area acts as a second tier commercial hub for the area, the main hub being the Harrow shopping precincts and centres closer to Harrow-on-the-Hill station just Template:Convert south of Harrow & Wealdstone.

Amenities

Footballing academies are Headstone Manor able to offer lessons and games for all ages as well as the ability to host tournaments and local matches.

Harrow Weald Common adjoins the northern border of the area, open for walking and mountain biking equally, this is on the northern boundary of Harrow Weald (marked by Uxbridge Road). On this common which rises steeply in the north to climb the hill of Weald Wood, towards the southwestern, Headstone, side is the Bannister Sports Centre, an athletics track and training ground.

Pinner Park features a miniature railway and a cricket ground with pavilion.

Transport

The area benefits from frequent bus services towards the more commercialised Harrow, to Hatch End very close to the north, to Pinner south-westwards and Stanmore, north-eastwards.

Headstone Lane railway station has three trains per hour in both directions. The station is on the line between Watford Junction and London Euston, providing a fast but stopping service to these destinations and a therefore less convenient service without changing once for destinations of Aylesbury and Milton Keynes; it marks the heart of the neighbourhood, parts of which around the manor recreation grounds merge seamlessly with the area to the south, North Harrow.

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