Old Harlow features several historic buildings, some of which can still be seen today. For example the 15th Century Crown Pub and 18th Century Dial House which had an inscription saying ‘waste no time’. In 1870s the area welcomed a Fire Station, a new fire pump was purchased which cost £287. Also built around a similar time in the 1850s was the Old Harlow Police Station which included a court room. Many of these buildings can still be seen today, although their purpose has changed.
Old Harlow high street has a rich history and provided amenities for residents and travellers. In the 19th Century Old Harlow was regularly busy with traffic from horse drawn coaches. The coaches would bring large numbers of visitors who were travelling from Waltham, London, Dunmow and Bishop’s Stortford. The George Hotel was a popular coach house for travellers and competed with the nearby Green Man in Mulberry Green which was also a coach Inn.
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Old Harlow is home to the international campus of the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). One of only two universities in Canada with a campus in the UK. The university provides post-secondary education at the diploma, bachelor, master, doctoral and post-doctoral levels.Find out more about MUN here
What to see at Harlow Museum?
Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens features the Parish Gallery, exploring the five parishes which originally made up the land where Harlow Town now stands, including Potter Street, Latton, Netteswell, Little and Great Parndon. During your visit you can view multiple maps and artefacts that offer a fascinating glimpse into the physical landscape and lives of residents living in the parishes.
Learn more about the Parish Gallery here