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Syon House Conservatory, Hounslow

Description: Syon House Conservatory

Grade: I
Date Listed: 15 June 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 202639

OS Grid Reference: TQ1727376861
OS Grid Coordinates: 517273, 176861
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4786, -0.3127

Location: Hounslow, Greater London TW3 2HA

Locality: Hounslow
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: TW3 2HA

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Listing Text


Syon House Conservatory
TQ 1776 33/362 15.6.51.


Circa 1830 and before 1838. Designed by Charles Fowler, architect, and
Richard Forrest, head gardener to the Duke of Northumberland. Central
parabolic dome above roof. Quadrant wings. Pedimented front in centre
and pedimented ends to wings. Bath stone facings, otherwise mostly glass.
Cast iron frame with columns. Interior - altered, but retaining original
details, including "Tower of the Winds" capitals. "The 1st metallic horticultural structure of any importance" (Edward Walford - 'Greater London') Reference - "Gardener's Magazine" Vol 2, page 107; Vol 14, page 443, Vol 5 page 502. "Architectural Magazine" Vol 5, page 675. "History and Antiquities of
Syon Monastery" (1840) page 122. A drawing of Syon Conservatory was exhibited
by Fowler at the Royal Academy of 1849.

Listing NGR: TQ1727376861

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Source: English Heritage

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