House clearance in Stanmore HA7
Few little facts about Stanmore
Stanmore is situated in the London Borough of Harrow. The area was recorded in the Domesday Book as Stanmere, the name deriving from the Old English stan, 'stony' and mere, 'a pool'. There are outcrops of gravel on the clay soil here and the mere may have been one of the ponds which still exist.
By 1574 the area had become known as Stanmore the Great to distinguish it from Little Stanmore.
Stanmore is also home to RAF Bentley Priory from where the Battle of Britain was controlled, also formerly to RAF Stanmore Park, HQ of Balloon Command. The latter closed in 1997 and is now a housing estate.
George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Peelite Prime Minister was raised and is buried in Stanmore.
Queen Adelaide (1792 - 1849), queen consort of William IV, lived at Bentley Priory from 1848 until her death there.
Actor Cyril Shaps lived in Stanmore.