We look forward to hearing from you, but please note:-
This email address is manned by volunteers, although you should normally get a response within 24 hours
We are a local history group and most of the content of this site has been produced to showcase the History of Stanmore and its environs. We are not connected to any organisations or business's in the area nor can we supply leaflets or maps other than those on the Walks page
The most frequently asked questions are:
Fishing is not permitted in summerhouse lake, or at Boot Pond in Bentley Priory, close to the Old Lodge Way
entrance. It is however permitted informally at Brewer's Pond in Stanmore Common, next door to Stanmore
Even here fishing is not permitted during the closed season from 15 March to 15 June inclusive. You must have a rod licence to fish, you can buy these from a Post Office or contact the Environment Agency.
Fishing is not permitted at any other ponds or lakes in public open spaces in Stanmore.
Bentley Priory Museum
One of the finest local attractions is Bentley Priory. A beautiful Grade II* listed Mansion House in Stanmore. Bentley Priory Museum tells one of the most important narratives of modern history – how the Battle of Britain was won.
The Museum also explores the wider history of Bentley Priory, before the Air Ministry bought it in 1926. Bentley Priory was once home to a hotel, a girls’ school, and John James Hamilton, the 1st Marquess of Abercorn, who commissioned architect Sir John Soane to add to Bentley Priory’s architectural splendour in the 1780s. Queen Adelaide, the wife of William IV and aunt to Queen Victoria, also resided at Bentley Priory in 1849, the last year of her life.
The museum has a fantastic and well laid out website telling you how to get there how much it costs and whats on.
It can be found at: www.bentleypriorymuseum.org.uk
Walking and Rambling
Stanmore being on the edge of London’s greenbelt has some wonderful open countryside. Bentley Priory Reserve, Stanmore country park, Stanmore Common, Pear Wood and Harrow Weald common to name a few. Most of the queries we get relate to parking, dogs and wheelchair access.
Any information regarding our local open spaces can be found with the Harrow Nature Conservation Forum. They have a very informative website including maps.
It can be found at: www.harrowncf.org
Any other enquires, questions or local knowledge is always welcome. Would you like to submit an article about Stanmore, or do you have any local photos or pictures?
Got something to tell us about the area? or just want to say Hello
We would love to hear from you, just drop us a mail at the address below
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Come and join us. Our Facebook group "Stanmore Middx. Past & Present" Has Hundreds of vintage photos of the area, as well as news and local events.
This page was last updated on November 24th 2023.