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The Weald Stone

Standing Stone / Menhir


The Weald Stone is located in College Road, off High Road, Harrow Weald outside the Wealdstone Inn (Formerly the Red Lion) within the Borough of Harrow, Middlesex (Greater London). The area of Wealdstone is named after it.

To quote some brief information compiled by Sateesh Khanna.

"In pre-Saxon times an area of thick woodlands covered the northern region of Middlesex and was known as the "Great Weald" or "Wold" . Weald meaning forest. The whole of this area was uninhabited, until the 6th century, when Saxon farmers began felling trees to clear the ground for crops and cattle. The landmark "Stone" itself some 3 ft tall, 2 ft thick and about 5 ft wide, is believed to be a Sarson stone and geologically is not of local origin.

It is believed pre history inhabitants of the region brought the stone over for religious purposes and then later used as a direction stone or boundary marker.

This Stone of antiquity, that the village of Wealdstone derives it's name from, lies outside The Weald Stone Inn, (formerly the Red Lion.) High Road Harrow Weald (Junction College Road)

As an ancient relic the "Stone" also has a documented history in the Borough archives going back to the reign on Henry VIII where there are court scrolls that make references to the "Weld Ston""
Posted by Grim
3rd April 2002ce

Comments (1)

Earlier today I was thinking about places with 'stone' in their name - specifically Wealdstone as this was where my father was brought up. I googled the name + origins and up came this great post that answered my question qbout Wealdstone. Grim doesn't seem to be around anymore but if you're out there somewhere ... thank you. tjj Posted by tjj
24th November 2009ce
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