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TREE-BORDERED AVENUE THAT LEADS TO SYON HOUSE

TREE-BORDERED AVENUE THAT LEADS TO SYON HOUSE

If the old road is followed through Brentford we arrive at the fine gateway of Syon House, which stands in many acres of ground and on its farther side overlooks the Thames. There used to be an Abbey founded by Henry V on the site, and on the Dissolution it was used by Henry VIII as a prison for his wife Catharine Howard. The Protector Somerset turned the place into a palace, and James I granted it to the Earl of Northumberland and his heirs for ever. Robert Adam built the present house and the fine screen fronting the road.

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