St Leonard's Churchyard and Heston Cemetery (also known as Heston Parish Church)7427

London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

A stained glass window in the church commemorates Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, and in the churchyard her childhood nurse is buried. Among other famous people buried here is botanist Sir Joseph Banks. The old churchyard extends to Heston Cemetery, making it one of the largest churchyards in the country.

History

There has been a church at Heston since the time of the Norman Conquest, and it was formerly part of the Manor of Isleworth until the separate manor was established in the 13th century. The medieval church of St Leonard's was rebuilt in 1866, although the porch is Tudor, and the tower may be 13th century. The oak lych-gate dates from around 1450.

Visitor Facilities

Opening is unrestricted.
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Tube: Hounslow East, Hounslow Central (Piccadilly) then bus. Bus: 111, 120
History

Period

  • Medieval (1066-1540)
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust