Canons Park, Harrow
London Borough of Harrow
Canons Park is an eighteen hectare fragment of eighteenth century parkland between Stanmore and Edgware. A Heritage Lottery Fund grant has recently been used to restore some of the historical features of the park, which was once part of the Duke of Chandos’ estate. It also has links with the composer Handel, who was the organist at the adjoining St Lawrence’s Church.
The park includes a Grade 2 Listed Mansion and several other Listed buildings. Improvement works included repairs and regeneration throughout the park with the opening up of views, new footpaths and extensive planting.
Restoration was carried out on the George V Memorial walled garden, the Grade 2 Listed Temple, the Bothy and surrounding areas.
75% of the project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Other funders included English Heritage (Buildings at Risk London Area Grant), private sponsors and the Friends of Canon’s Park Charitable Trust.
The park is popular with local residents and visitors from further afield. It is a true civic asset of which Harrow is justly proud. The scheme received a commendation by Harrow Heritage and has won the Green Flag Award which is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales.