Facts about Pinner
The name Pinn is shared with the River Pinn, which runs through the middle of Pinner. The oldest part of the town lies around the fourteenth-century parish church of St. John the Baptist, at the junction of the present day Grange Gardens, The High Street, and Church Lane. Earliest surviving private dwellings, East End Farm Cottage, dates from the late fifteenth century.
It was largely from this time onwards that the area assumed much of its present-day suburban character. The area is now continuous with neighboring suburban districts including Rayners Lane and Eastcote. Pinner contains a large number of homes built in the 1930s Art Deco style, the grandest of which is the Grade II listed Elm Park Court at the junction of West End Lane and Elm Park Road.
Pinner is a town in Greater London, in the borough of Harrow, lying 12 miles northwest from Charing Cross. It is within the bounds of the historic county of Middlesex and located close to the border with the borough of Hillingdon. The population of Pinner, which includes Pinner Green, Hatch End, and Pinnerwood, was 31,130 as of 2011.
Originally a hamlet from medieval times, the St John Baptist church dates back to the 14th century and other parts in this historic village include some Tudor buildings. The newer High Street is dotted with 18th-century buildings, while Bridge Street has a more urban character and contains many chain stores. Pinner also remains one of the only villages in the country that still holds an annual street fair.