Archaeological priority areas and scheduled ancient monuments
The geology and topography of Harrow made the area popular with early settlers. Traces of early man have been found in Middlesex and evidence of prehistoric man has been found in Harrow Weald. Roman evidence has been excavated in Stanmore and Saxon in Sudbury and central Harrow.
Greater London Historic Environment Record (HER) provides a computerised record of information regarding London 's archaeological and historic fabric. The information held assists with the early identification of the archaeological and historic interest of an area or site when development is proposed.
Historic England maintains the Sites and Monuments Records for London. The council's Conservation Team are happy to answer questions regarding archaeology but The Greater London Archaeological Advisory Service (GLAAS) should be consulted.
Archaeological Priority Areas
Areas which are suspected to contain below ground archaeology are designated, with the help of Historic England, Archaeological Priority Areas (APAs).
There are nine APAs including:
- Possible site of Roman settlement of Sullonicae (along Brockley Hill, Edgware)
- Edgware Village (along Edgware High Street , Edgware)
- Roman tile manufacture in Canons Park (Edgware)
- Medieval Stanmore (along Old Church Lane , Stanmore)
- Possible site of medieval Bentley Priory (east of Clamp Hill, Stanmore)
- Medieval Pinner (including the High Street and surrounding roads in Pinner)
- Old Pinner Deer Park (either side of George V Avenue , Pinner)
- Historic Harrow (core area of Harrow on the Hill)
- Parts of Grim's Dyke (in Hatch End and Pinner)
Where development is proposed within an APA, Historic England will require applicants to provide sufficient information to assess the archaeological implications of the development. If you would like to know if your building is in an APA please contact the Conservation Team. Outside these areas, Historic England can also ask applicants to provide archaeological assessments, if they feel that below ground archaeology may be at risk.
Information on Harrow's Scheduled Ancient Monuments can be found under the 'Further info' tab.