Headstone Manor, Harrow
Address: Headstone Manor, Pinner View, Harrow HA2 6PX. OS Grid Reference TQ 141897
Access: Large car park with disabled access. 1 km from Headstone Lane station.
Open: Museum open Mon, Weds, Thursday, Fri, 12.00-5.00. Weekends 10.30-5.00. Tours of the moated Manor House are available on summer weekends.
Built in circa 1310, the moated manor house known as Headstone Manor is the earliest surviving timber framed building in Middlesex.
Described as 'one of the most interesting domestic complexes in the whole country', the fabric contains examples of high quality work dating from the 14th, 17th and 18th centuries. Headstone Manor is a Grade I listed building and is surrounded by the only surviving filled moat in Middlesex, contemporary in date to the oldest part of the building.
The manor house has recently undergone extensive restoration, and until full opening to the public becomes possible guided tours are run on summer weekends. Harrow Museum, situated in the Tithe Barn nearby, has a good collection of ceramic and glass, as well as shop, café and toilets. The Small Barn contains a permanent exhibition chronicling the history of the site.