A Quick Overview of Belmont
Belmont is an area of the London Borough of Harrow. The area is named after the mound, constructed in the early 18th century by Henry James Brydges - Earl of Carnarvon and first Duke of Chandos. He had a summer house built atop the mound for the wonderful view.
The mound, or mount, is now the Stanmore Golf Course. Belmont is a suburban residential district and was formerly served by Belmont station, on a railway single-line branch running from Harrow & Wealdstone station to Stanmore Village railway station.
- The line was known locally as The Rattler, a term first coined by Pete Knobbler.
- The site of the station is now a car park.
- What may remain of the platform and track lies beneath tons of earth and rubble used to bring the car park up to street level.