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OSTERLEY Osterley is an affluent district north of the A4 (the Great West Road) built on land that once belonged to the Osterley Park and House estate. Its name means sheepfold clearing, an area of woodland where sheep were penned. Built in the late Victorian and early 20th century era, Osterley expanded rapidly during the 1930s, after the completion of the Great West Road. Many homes sprung up to form ribbon-like residential areas, which were served by Osterley’s Piccadilly

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Line Tube station opened in 1934. Naturally, the area is most famed for its park and mansion. The original building on the site was an Elizabethan manor house built in 1570 for the banker Thomas Gresham. Elizabeth I is known to have visited. Gresham was so wealthy he also bought the neighbouring manor of Boston. Two hundred years later and fallen into disrepair, Osterley House was bought by another banker Francis Child as a country retreat and he employed rising star, architect Robert Adam.

Osterley House

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Hounslow Pocket Guide 2015  

Published in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. 20,000 copies printed and distributed in July/August 2015.

Hounslow Pocket Guide 2015  

Published in partnership with the London Borough of Hounslow. 20,000 copies printed and distributed in July/August 2015.

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