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Syon House

A Grade I Listed Building in Syon, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.477 / 51°28'37"N

Longitude: -0.3126 / 0°18'45"W

OS Eastings: 517282

OS Northings: 176685

OS Grid: TQ172766

Mapcode National: GBR 74.PVT

Mapcode Global: VHGR2.J4LL

Entry Name: Syon House

Listing Date: 15 June 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080318

English Heritage Legacy ID: 202629

Location: Hounslow, London, TW8

County: London

District: Hounslow

Electoral Ward/Division: Syon

Built-Up Area: Hounslow

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: All Saints Isleworth

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

1.
4419 PARK ROAD, ISLEWORTH

Syon House
TQ 1776 33/361 15.6.51.

II GV


2.
Built on remains of a Brigittine Abbey nunnery (1430-70). Part of C15
undercroft remains. Protector Somerset reconstructed the house in 1547-52,
substantially in its present shape. The house, 3-storeys with crenellated
top and gable turrets, is built on a hollow square. East front ground
floor loggia mid C17. Remodelled inside and out by Robert Adam 1767-5.
In 1874 the Percy Lion, transferred from Old Northumberland House at Charing
Cross was erected on the river front. Slight war damage, 2nd floor of
North West tower rebuilt; 2 statues on columns in anteroom destroyed.
Vide RCHM; p86; Country Life V, p112, XLVI, pp728, 802, 838, 874. Associated
with the house; Catherine Howard 1541-2, Protector Somerset, executed 1552;
John, Duke of Northumberland and Lady Jane Grey, both executed 1553; the
nuns recalled from the Netherlands 1557-8; Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland,
involved in the Gunpowder plot; the children of Charles I; Charles II in
the plague of 1665 and the Dukes of Northumberland of 1766 who still hold
it.

Syon House and its Lodges form a grade I group.


Listing NGR: TQ1728276685

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