Detail of doorway

Another in the occasional series on “Far-Flung Lost London” (for further details of which, the reader is referred to Nick Barratt’s “Greater London”, newly available in paperback) …

Harlington was first recorded, as Hygereding tun, in the ninth century, in an Anglo-Saxon charter of 831.  It takes its name from the Old English personal name Hygered (and medial –ing), and tun, meaning farmstead or estate.


Church of St Peter and St Paul

The church of St Peter and St Paul is thought to have been built  in  the twelfth century, and extended in the fourteenth (chancel), fifteenth (tower) and sixteenth (porch)  (there have also been some nineteenth-century additions).   The oldest surviving parts of the present church are the twelfth-century nave and south doorway – the latter, with its four decorative orders, constituting the finest example of its type in Middlesex.   There are a number of surviving Medieval to post-Medieval  memorials and monuments in the church.

(Click the gallery below for larger images; all photos are by Bob Jones)


2 thoughts on “Harlington

  1. rafterd1972

    There is always something to learn about London as I read your well-researched posts. Thank you.


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