List entry

List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: SYON HOUSE

List entry Number: 1080318

Location

SYON HOUSE, PARK ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityHounslowLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 15-Jun-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 202629

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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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

Selected Sources

  1. Other  Reference - Title: Inventory of the Historical Monuments of Middlesex - Date: 1937 - Page References: 86
  2. Article  Reference - Title: Country Life - Journal Title: Country Life - Volume: 5 - Page References: 112
  3. Article  Reference - Title: Country Life - Journal Title: Country Life - Volume: 46 - Page References: 728+802
  4. Article  Reference - Title: Country Life - Journal Title: Country Life - Volume: 46 - Page References: 838+874
  5. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 17 Greater London - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England - Page References: 86

National Grid Reference: TQ 17282 76685

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