12 Facts About Isleworth


Isleworth is a town located within the London Borough of Hounslow in West London, England.

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Isleworth was a well-cultivated farming and trading settlement, more valuable than many of its neighbours, stretching from the Middlesex bank of the River Thames west to the centre of Hounslow and as far as the borders of Southall at the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Isleworth gave the church and advowson to the Abbey of St Valeri, which stood at the mouth of the Somme in Picardy.

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Isleworth built a new moated manor house, which is described in the Black Book of the Exchequer – having a tiled roof, chimney, two bedchambers and an inner courtyard.

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Much of Isleworth became orchards in the 18th century, and then market gardens in the 19th century, supplying the London markets.

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The boundaries are longstanding, subject to 20th western and southern circonscriptions: Isleworth is east of the town of Hounslow which has more retail and offices, in the borough of that name; west of the River Thames; north of its tributary and the northern confluence of the Crane ; and south of the crest by the M4 motorway separating the Brent and Crane catchments.

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Isleworth is home to a Crown Court whose original remit has been expanded to include judicial work formerly conducted at the Middlesex Guildhall, involving the addition of six courtrooms and twenty two cells.

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Isleworth has been home to satellite television broadcaster Sky since its launch in 1989 by Rupert Murdoch.

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Isleworth was home to opera group Isleworth Baroque from 2002 to 2015.

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Principal road in Isleworth is the London Road, which broadly follows the route of one of the early roads the Romans constructed in Britannia, namely Tamesis Street, built across the wide heathlands en route to Silchester, from where other roads led to Bath, Winchester and Salisbury.

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At the beginning the terminus in Isleworth was the forecourt of the Northumberland Arms public house and the destination boards displayed "ISLEWORTH Market Place".

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Thereafter it serves the two stations of Syon Lane and Isleworth before leaving the town just north of the Woodlands estate and passing under Bridge Road.

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