Hatch End is a leafy superb located in North West London, forming part of the London Borough of Harrow. The name Hatch End comes from the Saxon word Haece meaning gateway, possibly into the nearby deer park (now Pinner Park Farm). This area became a small hamlet at the north end of Headstone Lane with a chantry chapel linked to St Mary’s Church Harrow–on –the- Hill in the 1300s. Through the following centuries, this northern land of Pinner was mainly agricultural supporting seven farms, several mansion houses and allied cottages. One such farm was Hatch End Farm. The farmhouse, built in 1670, became Letchford House and today is Hatch End’s oldest building and Grade ll Listed.
The London to Birmingham Railway was constructed in 1837, the directors of the railway lived along the railway line in The Avenue and it is believed that the trains would stop outside their homes to take them to work. Subsequently the railway brought new opportunities to the area and in the 1930’s two major and distinctive developments helped shape Hatch End, they were:
The Hatch End Park Estate
Which has changed very little since it was constructed by Comben & Wakling Ltd Ltd, located to the north of the Uxbridge Road (A410 and includes: Milne Field, Sherington Avenue, Furham Field, The Lawns as well as parts of Rowlands Avenue and Oxhey Lane. The properties consist of mainly three / four bedroom semi detached and detached houses either of mock Tudor design or all brick with castellated roof (known as the castle style). This area has always been very sought after, due to the size of the properties and proximity to the amenities at vibrant Hatch End Broadway.
& The Pinner Wood Park Estate
constructed by the Artesian and General Dwelling Company are known as 'Artegan' style and bare many similarities to the houses found in Hampstead Garden Suburb. This estate was a much larger development, which is locate to the north of the Uxbridge Road (A410) and runs from Grimsdyke Road, Hatch End (the East) to Blythwood Road, Pinner (the West). The Pinnerwood Park Estate became a conservation area in 1991 and as a result has retained much of its original charm with its fine tree lined residential roads and attractive character properties. There are a good selection of house types here, mainly consisting of three / four bedroom semi and detached houses, however there are a few two bedroom houses that can be found around Pinnerwood School in Latimer Gardens.
It wasn't until the 1960/70's when further developments took place, the largest being by Crest who constructed a large selection of three and four bedroom detached houses bordering Pinnerwood Farm from
Grimsdyke Road to the east and Albury Drive in the West, Wessex Drive, Langland Drive, Scott Grove, Albury Drive, the extension to Woodhall
Gate and the Buckland Estate located off Blythwood Road.
Since the 1970’s we have seen various smaller developments, which have replaced many of the large Edwardian homes, in fact The Avenue has seen the majority of changes with various developments of apartments and the redevelopment of Westfield Park in the early 1980’s by Highrix
However, despite all theses changes over the last 100 years, Hatch End has managed to retain its leafy suburban character. There is a fine mixture of properties to suit all tastes from first time buyers and investors to the high flying executive.
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Hatch End Broadway
has a superb selection of fine dining restaurants that include: Black Pepper, Rotisserie & Fellini. Numerous luxury furniture stores can also be found here, such as Chaplins, UB8 Modern. Further details of all the traders can be found on the Hatch End Traders Association Website at www.cometohatchend.com.
The H12 bus route runs through Hatch End, providing access to Pinner, Harrow Weald and Stanmore.
Hatch End London Overground is located to the East side of Hatch End Broadway with trains running to Euston, London or Watford and onto Birmingham. London Underground can be access after two southbound stops at Harrow & Wealdstone via the Bakerloo Line.
The extensive motorway network can be found at Junction 5 of the M1, A1, A41, M20 and M20 are all within a 30 minute drive, providing easy access to central London as well as Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton Airports.
One of the main reasons for moving is to be close to good schools and there probably isn’t a better area in the country than this part of North West London as number of the top private schools in the country are only a short drive from Hatch End. And Grimsdyke First & Middle School in Hatch End has always had a great reputation. Listed below are some of the local schools:
- Asquith – Hillview Road, Hatch End
- Papillion Montessori – Uxbridge Road, Hatch End
Primary & Middle Schools
- Grimsdyke School – Sylvia Avenue, Hatch End
- Cedars Manor School – Whittlesea Road, Harrow
- Pinnerwood School – Latimer Gardens, Pinner
- Northwood College for Girls – Maxwell Road, Northwood
- Northwood Prep for Boys – Sandy Lodge Road, Moor Park
- St Johns School – Potter Street Hill, Northwood
- St Martins School – Moor Park Road, Northwood
- Hatch End High – Headstone Lane, Harrow
- Nower Hill - George V Avenue, Pinner
- Watford Grammar for Boys – Rickmansworth Road, Watford
- Watford Grammar for Girls
- Aldenham School for Boys – Aldenham Road, Elstree
- Haberdashers’ Aske’s for Boys – Aldenham Road, Borehamwood
- Haberdashers’ Aske’s for Girls – Butterfly Lane, Elstree
- Harrow for Boys – High Street, Harrow on the Hill
- John Lyon for Boys – Middle Road, Harrow
- North London Collegiate for Girls – Canons Drive, Edgware
- Northwood College – Maxwell Road, Northwood
- Merchant Taylors for Boys – Sandy Lodge Road, Moor Park
- St Helens for Girls – Green Lane, Northwood
- Elliot Hall Medical Centre – Uxbridge Road, Hatch End
- Hatch End Medical Centre – Uxbridge Road, Hatch End
There are a number of challenging private golf clubs within a five mile radius:
- Batchwood Golf Club - Rickmansworth
- Grimsdyke Golf Club – Hatch End
- Hartsboure Golf Club – Bushey Heath
- Moor Park Golf Club – Moor Park
- Pinner Hill Golf Club - Pinner
- Sandy Lane Golf Club – Moor Park
- Stanmore Golf Club - Stanmore