M4 Motorway

The construction of the M4 flyover, or Motorway On Stilts courtesy of British Pathe from 1963.

Footage from April 1963, courtesy of Huntley Film Archives, showing the Great West Road including (briefly)the Lucozade factory by large M4 roadworks, Brentford area, past light industry, Martini clock tower, the Wimpey building and Gunnersbury Park.

The opening of the M4 flyover in 1964, again courtesy British Pathe.

Syon House

Syon House

Syon Park
TW8 8JF

House originally c15th century, remodelled 18th century by Robert Adam

Grade I and II statutory listed.

In Syon Park Conservation Area.

English Heritage Listing

Syon House (Grade I)

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. Continue reading

Baptist Chapel, North Road

Former Baptist Chapel

North Road

Church c19th century, now flats.

Locally listed.

History

Victorian Chapel of yellow stock brick. Now converted into flats

Baptist Chapel, North Road

Baptist Chapel, North Road

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Former Baptist Chapel 51.487082, -0.296491 Baptist Chapel, North Road
Gunnersbury House

Gunnersbury House

Gunnersbury Ave
W3

Residence built in 18th century, now local museum.

Grade I and II Statutory Listed.

On English Heritage “At Risk” Register.

In Gunnersbury Park Conservation Area.

English Heritage Listing

Gunnersbury Park House – Large Mansion (Grade II*)

Country house, now museum. 1801-28 by and for Alexander Copland; remodelled 1836 by Sydney Smirke for Nathan Rothschild. Stucco over brick; slate roofs; stuccoed brick stacks. Plan has service area to right of main body of house, centred around entrance hall and rear ante-room. Italianate style. Continue reading

O'Briens

O’Briens

formerly Northumberland Arms
11 London Road

Pub built in 1853.

Locally listed as “11 London Rd”.

History

A pub since at least 1853. 

On right hand side of building you can see evidence of where the building was attached to the old railway bridge which crossed the London Rd.

Numbers 1-11 London Road were locally listed with it, but these have been demolished and redeveloped.

Further Information

Mentioned in Alfred Pearce’s poem of Fifty Pubs on Brentford’s High Street, 1948. Then known as “The Duke of Northumberland”

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Syon Lodge, 201 London Road

Syon Lodge

… and gates to Syon Lodge
201 London Road
Isleworth

Residence built in 18th century.

Grade II* statutory listed.

In Syon Park Conservation Area.

English Heritage Listing

Late C18 house in grounds. Brown brick. 2 storeys and basement, 5 double-hung sashes. Door, window surrounds and plaques said by the owner to be from Foley House in Langtham Place.

11 stone steps and wrought iron railing up to semi-circular arched doorway with fine wood surround: Roman Doric pilasters and entablature with acanthus leaf frieze, modillion cornice and central carving in high relief of an eagle with spread wings; panels either side of door with consoles supporting archivolt and varved keystones; fanlight, 6 fielded panel door. Continue reading

Park Cottages, 191-199 London Road

Park Cottages

191-199 London Road
Isleworth

Residences built in 18th century.

Grade II Statutory Listed.

In Syon Park Conservation Area.

English Heritage Listing

C18 row of cottages. Brown brick with red dressings. 2 storeys and attics. Each cottage has 2 double-hung sashes in plain surrounds with cambered relieving arches. 1 dummy window to Nos 191 and 195. Parapet. 1 dormer each, old tile roof. Modern doors.

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Park Cottages 51.479218, -0.320964 Park Cottages, 191-199 London Road
Coach and Horses

Coach and Horses

183 London Road
Isleworth

Public House built in 17th century.

Grade II Statutory Listed.

In Syon Park Conservation Area.

English Heritage Listing

C18 with later alterations. Stock brick. 2 parallel pitched roofs. Parapet.3 storeys. Front elevation has bay window at 1st floor level. 3 windows,have brick arcading at 1st and 2nd floor level. 2 windows on the righthand ground floor elevation have timber mullions and transom – probably C19. Continue reading

69 London Road

69 London Road

…and attached garden wall to North and East
Brentford
TW8 8JQ

Residence built 18th century.

Grade II statutory listed.

English Heritage Listing

II House, now flats. Probably late C18 or early C19, extended after 1827, altered mid C19, converted to flats early C20. Part of the Syon Park estate.

Plum brick, in Flemish bond except for south west elevation, which is in English bond. Northern, roadside elevation rendered and lined as ashlar, Hipped slate roof, with deep plain eaves, to main range, pitched slate roofs to right hand and rear wings. Comprises a main range of two storeys and basements, in four bays, with a lower two storey, two bay right hand wing set back. At the rear is a two storey wing at right angles to the road. Continue reading