Discovering a new place or seeing something culturally interesting, rather than experiencing the same old scene, is what brightens up our weekends. So, if you’re one of these people who enjoys seeing something fresh on the eyes, here are some unique buildings and architectural anomalies that you may never have known existed in Harrow and Pinner.
St Paul’s Parish church
Reminiscent of an old 1800s factory building, this commanding structure is actually a local humble parish church at the centre of its community. Located on Corbins Lane, St Paul’s Parish church is built with brick but modified to an impressive grey, white industrial look. It’s extraordinarily tall and thin stain glass windows give it extra height.
Built in 1933, Wealdstone Motors is still a car dealer but the building they run from certainly catches the eyes of passersby. This red brick striking structure is in the art deco style, with a clock tower at the top, and forms a parade of shops and flats. It’s square and symmetrical design, including the windows, really makes a statement and can be found on Pinner Road.
St Mary’s Harrow on the Hill
The hill walk leading up to this wonderful little church is already filled with some lovely architecture including Harrow School and Vaughan Library. But as you head up the narrow paths to the Church, the first thing you’ll notice is its Spire that overlooks the entirety of Harrow on the Hill. Its jagged and uniquely designed spire isn’t like a usual stone spire you see atop of churches – in fact, it’s made up of 12 tons of lead. Don’t forget to go inside to view its beautiful stained glass windows and stone carvings too.
Pinner High Street
In the peaceful and quiet area of Pinner, the High Street road really stands out as a charming little hamlet. With its old style Tudor buildings, it’s like stepping back in time to Shakespearean times (minus the Starbucks and the Sainsburys). The typical Tudor style black and white architecture with diagonal leaded windows commands the upper section of the street near the Parish church of Saint John the Baptist and makes for a picturesque photo opportunity too.
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