Pinner

related topics
{city, large, area}
{government, party, election}
{son, year, death}
{film, series, show}
{area, community, home}
{area, part, region}
{work, book, publish}
{church, century, christian}
{village, small, smallsup}
{language, word, form}
{mi², represent, 1st}
{county, mile, population}

Coordinates: 51°35′36″N 0°23′22″W / 51.5932°N 0.3894°W / 51.5932; -0.3894

Pinner is a suburb in the London Borough of Harrow in Greater London, England, 12.5 miles (20.1 km) north west of Charing Cross. The area was in the county of Middlesex until 1965, when it was absorbed by the London Government Act 1963 into Greater London.

Contents

History

Pinner was originally a hamlet, first recorded in 1231 as Pinnora,[2] although the already archaic -ora (meaning 'hill') suggests its origins lie no later than c.900.[3] The oldest part of the village lies around the fourteenth-century parish church of St John the Baptist,[4] at the junction of the present day Grange Gardens, The High Street and Church Lane. The earliest surviving private dwelling, East End Farm Cottage, dates from the late fifteenth-century.[5]

Pinner has had an annual street fair since 1336,when it was granted by Royal Charter by Edward III;[6] it remains popular today, being the last of its kind in Middlesex. The village expanded rapidly between 1923 and 1939 when a series of garden estates – encouraged by the Metropolitan Railway – grew around its historic core,[7] and at this time assumed much of its present day suburban character. It is now continuous with the neighbouring suburban districts, including Rayners Lane, Hatch End, and Eastcote.

Full article ▸

related documents
Tooting
Perivale
Fishguard
Stepney
Osterley
Shipley, West Yorkshire
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
St John's Wood
Guiseley
Moniaive
Barnard Castle
Almelo
Weesp
Uitgeest
Järfälla Municipality
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Oval tube station
Whitehall
Holstebro
Swaffham
Tate Liverpool
Hudiksvall Municipality
Whitkirk
Vinkovci
Strensall
Dortmund
Roscommon
Acomb, Yorkshire
West Flanders
Martham