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Syon House Conservatory

A Grade I Listed Building in Syon, London

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Latitude: 51.4786 / 51°28'42"N

Longitude: -0.3127 / 0°18'45"W

OS Eastings: 517273

OS Northings: 176861

OS Grid: TQ172768

Mapcode National: GBR 74.HWB

Mapcode Global: VHGR2.J3KC

Entry Name: Syon House Conservatory

Listing Date: 15 June 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1358328

English Heritage Legacy ID: 202639

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


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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