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Wealdstone
Wealdstone shown within Greater London
Population 11,394 (2011 Census. Ward)
OS grid reference TQ155895
London borough
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HARROW
Postcode district HA3
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
London Assembly
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Wealdstone is an area of the London Borough of Harrow, north west London. It is located north of Harrow, south of Harrow Weald, west of Belmont and east of Headstone.

History and name

The eponymous Weald Stone is a sarsen stone, formerly marking the boundary between the parishes of Harrow and Harrow Weald. It is located outside the Bombay Central restaurant, which was a former public house (previously known as the Weald Stone Inn and prior to that, the Red Lion), outside 328 High Road, Harrow Weald.

Demography

According to the 2011 census, the largest ethnic group in Wealdstone ward is White British (25%), followed by 20% Indian and 13% Other Asian. Marlborough ward (which covers southern parts of Wealdstone) was 24% Indian, 23% White British, 11% Other Asian and 10% Other White.

Wealdstone Urban District

Created under the Local Government Act 1894 in 1894, and absorbed by Harrow Urban District in 1934.

Transport

Tube/Trains

There is one station in the district:

Bus routes

Seven London Buses routes run during day, as well as a school bus (640). There are two night routes serving Wealdstone: 140 and N18.


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