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Grove Hill

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Location type: Historical event
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As you exit the station’s electronic gates turn left and walk down the steps and along a short stretch of road to the junction with Lowlands Road.
Cross over and turn left along Lowlands Road keeping the Grove Open Space on your right…
Turn right into Grove Hill…
As you walk up the hill you enter the area of harrow School with its boarding houses on each side. At the top, on your right, you will see a low red brick building with a plaque nearby. This is known as Sheridan’s Stables, where the playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan kept his horses when living at The Grove (1780-85).
The plaque (shown above left) marks the spot where King Charles I is said to have halted to water his horses on his way to join the Scots Army.
At the junction with Peterborough Road look across the road for a small plaque ‘TAKE HEED’ marking the site of Britain’s first motoring fatalities - Mr E.R. Sewell and Major James Stanley Richer. 
On the other side of Peterborough Road at the the junction with Football Lane is the Harrow School Life Museum (shown above right).
The Museum of Harrow Life shows many items from the past and present of Harrow School. These include a modern boy’s room and one from about 1890, the time of Churchill. 
For more information about visiting this Museum follow this link…

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