SYON HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1080318

Date first listed: 15-Jun-1951

Statutory Address: SYON HOUSE, PARK ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: SYON HOUSE, PARK ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: Hounslow (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 17282 76685

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 202629

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 5, (), 112
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 5, (), 728+802
'Country Life' in Country Life, , Vol. 5, (), 838+874
Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Middlesex, (1937)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

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