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A Quick Overview of Harrow-On-The-Hill
Harrow on the Hill is an affluent area of north west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Harrow. The name refers to Harrow Hill, 408 feet (124 m). The district includes Harrow School.
The earliest recorded use of the name is found in 1398 as Harrowe atte Hille. Etymology before then derives from Harrow, which is first recorded in 767 as Gumeninga hergae.
- A suggested meaning is heathen temple of a tribe called the Gumeningas.
- The hill has historically been used as a place of pagan worship.
- It is alternatively explained to mean the church upon the hill.