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Harrow, Harrow

Harrow is an area in the London Borough of Harrow, northwest London, United Kingdom. It is a suburban area and is situated 10.5 miles northwest of Charing Cross. Harrow was a municipal borough of Middlesex before its inclusion in Greater London in 1965. Harrow is home to a large University of Westminster campus and is widely known for Harrow School, with Harrow County School also located in the area.
Post townHarrow
Administrative CountyHarrow
Traditional CountyMiddlesex
OS GridTQ1488
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

Other names by which Harrow, Harrow has been known in the past

Harrow Of The Hill ~ Harrow On The Hill ~ Herges

Harrow, Harrow in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Harrow (or Harrow on the Hill), town and par. with ry. sta., Middlesex, 10 miles NW. of London - par., 10,027 ac., pop. 10,277; town, pop. 5558; P.O., T.O., 1 Bank, 1 newspaper. The celebrity of Harrow is due to its school, which was founded by John Lyon in 1571. The institution is conducted on principles similar to those which regulate Eton College, and, like the latter, Harrow has the honour of being the school at which some very distinguished men have been educated. Members of the governing body are chosen by the Lord Chancellor, the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and London, the Royal Society, and the assistant masters of the school. Up to 1837 the education given was exclusively classical; it now embraces every chief department of modern culture.

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