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Encyclopedia > Isleworth
Isleworth
OS grid reference TQ155755
London borough Hounslow
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ISLEWORTH, LONDON
Postcode district TW7
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
UK Parliament Brentford & Isleworth
London Assembly South West
European Parliament London
List of places: UKEnglandLondon

Coordinates: 51°27′60″N 0°20′11″W / 51.4666, -0.3363 Image File history File links Greater_london_outline_map_bw. ... Image File history File links Red_pog2. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... The London Borough of Hounslow is a London borough in West London, England. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... Constituent countries is a phrase used, often by official institutions, in contexts in which a number of countries make up a larger entity or grouping, concerning these countries; thus the OECD has used the phrase in reference to the parts of former Yugoslavia[1]; the Soviet Union referring to the... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The TW postcode area is a group of 20 postal districts in south west Greater London which are subdivisions of 13 post towns. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... 020 is the dial code for Greater London in the United Kingdom. ... The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is the name currently used by the territorial police force which is responsible for Greater London other than the City of London (the responsibility of the City of London Police). ... A Fire Appliance belonging to the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service The fire service in the United Kingdom has undergone dramatic changes since the beginning of the 21st century, a process that has been propelled by a devolution of central government powers, new legislation and a change to operational... The London Fire Brigade (LFB) is the statutory fire and rescue service for London, England. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The London Ambulance Service (LAS) is the largest ambulance service in the world that does not directly charge its patients for its services. ... The United Kingdom House of Commons is made up of Members of Parliament (MPs). ... Brentford and Isleworth is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Greater London is divided into a number of constituencies for London Assembly elections. ... South West is a constituency represented in the London Assembly. ... This is a list of Members of the European Parliament for the United Kingdom in the 2004 to 2009 session, ordered by name. ... London is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... List of cities in the United Kingdom List of towns in England Lists of places within counties List of places in Bedfordshire List of places in Berkshire List of places in Buckinghamshire List of places in Cambridgeshire List of places in Cheshire List of places in Cleveland List of places... This is a partial list of places in London, England. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Isleworth (IPA: /ˈaɪzəlwɝθ/) is a suburb located in the London Borough of Hounslow alongside the River Thames in West London. The London Borough of Hounslow is a London borough in West London, England. ... This article is about the River Thames in southern England. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Isleworth's relatively small river frontage is dominated by Isleworth Ait. The River Crane flows into the Thames to the south of Isleworth Ait. The Crane's distributary, the Duke of Northumberland's River, also flows into the Thames to the west of Isleworth Ait. The River Crane is a river in west London, England, and is one of the larger tributaries of the River Thames. ... distributary in Else and Hase at Melle A seasonal Distributary of the Kaveri river on the Kaveri delta, near Nannilam, India. ... -1...


By 1965, urban London had further expanded and almost all of the original area was incorporated into Greater London. Middlesex is still used informally as an area name and may be included in some postal addresses. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Greater London is the top-level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... The Middlesex Guildhall at Westminster Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and was the second smallest (after Rutland). ... An address is a code and abstract concept expressing the fixed location of a home, business or other building on the earths surface. ...

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History

A riverside settlement on the Middlesex bank of the River Thames, Isleworth was well established by the time of the Norman Conquest in the 11th century. Excavations around the eastern end of Syon Park Estate unearthed evidence of Romano-British settlement. The earliest form of the name is Gislhaesuuyrth, meaning Gilhere's settlement. Isleworth's southern part is known as 'Old Isleworth', while its northern part, bordering on Osterley, is known as 'Spring Grove'. The Middlesex Guildhall at Westminster Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and was the second smallest (after Rutland). ... The Bayeux Tapestry depicts the Battle of Hastings and the events leading to it. ... Syon House and its 200 acre (800,000 m²) park is in southwest London, in England. ...


From the Norman Conquest until 1227 the Norman family of St Valeri held the manor of Isleworth. The family gave the manor to the Abbey of St Valeri which stood at the mouth of the Somme, Picardy. Henry III seized the Isleworth and other property of the St Valeri family and gave the manor to his brother, the Earl of Cornwall, who built a new manor house, which was burned down by the London mob in 1264. Somme is a French département, named after the Somme River, located in the north of France. ... wazzup Categories: | ... Henry III (1 October 1207 – 16 November 1272) was the son and successor of John Lackland as King of England, reigning for fifty-six years from 1216 to his death. ...


In 1431 a monastery was built on the site of the present Syon Park, and Henry V granted the nuns from the Bridgettine order land on the banks of the Thames where they built their first house in 1415. Henry V of England (16 September 1387 – 31 August 1422) was one of the great warrior kings of the Middle Ages. ...


Henry VIII demolished most of the monastery in 1539 and the site was granted to Edward Seymour, the Duke of Somerset. It was Seymour who built Syon House in 1548. The Royalist army occupied the house during the Battle of Brentford in November 1642, and Oliver Cromwell stayed there in 1647. Syon Park was rebuilt and landscaped by the Adam brothers and ‘Capability’ Brown between 1766 and 1773, and is still a home for the Duke of Northumberland. “Henry VIII” redirects here. ... Edward Seymour Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset (c. ... The Battle of Brentford was fought in 1642 between Royalist and Roundhead forces. ... Events January 4 - Charles I attempts to arrest five leading members of the Long Parliament, but they escape. ... For other uses, see Oliver Cromwell (disambiguation). ... The title Duke of Northumberland was created in 1551 for John Dudley. ...

Old Isleworth by the River Thames
Old Isleworth by the River Thames

All Saint’s parish church dates from the 14th century and the tower has endured fire and the passage of time to survive to the present day. By the end of the 17th century it was in need of repair and Christopher Wren, who, as well as rebuilding St Paul’s Cathedral, had repaired many London churches, was approached to submit a plan for the building. His project was deemed too expensive until 1705 when Sir Orlando Gee died and left £500 towards the work. This sum, combined with funds raised through subscriptions, meant that the work, with a few modifications, could commence and was finished in 1706. In 1943, a fire, started by two school boys, who a few days later set fire to Holy Trinity Church in Hounslow, destroyed much of the building. The present church was built in 1970 to replace an earlier church building incorporating the original 14th century stone tower. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1831 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Isleworth Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 1831 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Isleworth Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Sir Christopher Wren, (20 October 1632–25 February 1723) was a 17th century English designer, astronomer, geometrician, and the greatest English architect of his time. ... This article is about the cathedral church of the diocese of London. ... , Hounslow is the principal town of the London Borough of Hounslow in West London. ...


Much of Isleworth became orchards in the 18th century, which were replaced by market gardens in the 19th century to supply vegetables for the London markets. In 1862 Francis Pears decided to expand his soap making business and bought land on the London Road for a factory. Another, larger, factory was opened on the opposite side of the road in the 1880s and soap was made on the site until 1962.


Lower Square still has buildings dating from the 18th and early-19th centuries as well as the redevelopment of the 1980s.


Isleworth's facilities include a public library, swimming pool, gym, a playground called Redlees park, and a town hall. Also located in Isleworth is Nazareth house, a Catholic convent. Another convent is also located on Twickenham Road with the attached secondary school the Gumley House Convent School for Girls .


Notable people associated with Isleworth

Isleworth has links with some famous artists:

  • In 1804, Joseph Mallord William Turner moved to live in Sion Ferry House in Isleworth, where he drew inspiration from the picturesque banks of the Thames. He later painted subjects such as the Houses of Parliament and Hampton Court from the Thames.
  • Charles Dickens used to drink at the London Apprentice pub, which is just outside Syon Park, opposite the Isleworth Ait.
  • Vincent Van Gogh moved to Isleworth in 1876 to become a teacher and assistant preacher at a local school. He is said to have fallen in love with his landlord's daughter, who, sadly for him, did not share this affection. There is a blue and white plaque - commemorating Van Gogh's stay - on the building on Twickenham Road, facing Worton Road at the T-junction.
  • Isleworth Studios used to exist here, where some scenes were filmed for the The African Queen, starring Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn.
  • Isleworth is also home to the headquarters and main studios of British Sky Broadcasting.
  • Actor William Hartnell lived opposite the London Apprentice pub during the 1960s, next door to Hugh Blaker.
  • Champion female cyclist, Eileen SHERIDAN, lived in Church Street, Old Isleworth and,for many years was sponsored by the Hercules Cycle Company.

J. M. W. Turner, English landscape painter The fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, painted 1839. ... “Houses of Parliament” redirects here. ... The clock tower straddles the entrance between the inner and outer courts Hampton Court Palace is a former royal place on the north bank of the River Thames in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames about 12 miles (19 km) southwest and upstream of Central London, nowadays open to... “Dickens” redirects here. ... van Gogh redirects here. ... Isleworth Studios originally started life as an Odeon Cinema in March 1935. ... The African Queen is a 1951 film made by Horizon Pictures and Romulus Films, and distributed by United Artists. ... Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an American actor. ... It has been suggested that Tom Hepburn be merged into this article or section. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Californio, see William Edward Petty Hartnell. ...

Transport and locale

Nearest places

Osterley is a place in the London Borough of Hounslow in South West London. ... , Brentford is a suburb in the London Borough of Hounslow at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent in West London, situated approximately 8 miles (12. ... St. ... , Hounslow is the principal town of the London Borough of Hounslow in West London. ... Twickenham is a suburb in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London. ...

Nearest tube station

Osterley is a London Underground station on the A4 Great West Road in Osterley in west London. ... Hounslow East is a London Underground station in Hounslow in west London. ...

Nearest railway stations

Isleworth railway station is in the London Borough of Hounslow, in west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. ... Syon Lane railway station is in the London Borough of Hounslow, in west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. ...

Schools

  • Gumley House convent school for girls
  • Isleworth and Syon school for boys
  • The Green school
  • St Mary's primary school
  • Isleworth town primary school
  • The Blue school

Isleworth and Syon School is an all-male secondary comprehensive with sixth form (for boys aged 11 to 18) in Hounslow, Greater London, England. ...

External links


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Heston and Isleworth: Local government | British History Online (3215 words)
The franchises which belonged to Isleworth manor in the 13th and 14th centuries were perhaps first enjoyed by Richard of Cornwall: in 1274 his heir exercised frankpledge jurisdiction, held pleas of withername and the assizes of bread and ale, and was alleged to hold pleas between his free tenants without a royal writ.
78) The respective parishes paid the constables' expenses, Isleworth and Heston each paying half of those for Hounslow, and in 1822 the parish beadle of Isleworth was performing the constable's duties, but the constables continued here to be manorial rather than parish officers probably for as long as their office survived.
Isleworth did not have recourse to a select vestry, but administration seems to have become much more efficient in the 1820's.
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