Twyford Abbey (also known as West Twyford Manor House)9250

Greater London, England, Greater London

Brief Description

Twyford Abbey is an historic landscape setting encompassing a listed house and garden walls. The property has been vacant since 1988.

History

Between 1807 and 1809, owner Thomas Willan engaged architect, botanist and geologist William Atkinson to build a mansion in a romantic castellated gothic style, incorporating an earlier moated manor house. To this were added an impressively walled garden of approximately 0.5 hectares, a picturesque pleasure garden and park, and nearby St Mary’s Church was remodelled in gothic style. During the C20th various extensions and alterations were made to the house, which the Alexian Brothers, an order of monks, ran as a nursing home.

Access & Directions

Directions

Tube: Alperton, Park Royal (Piccadilly); Hanger Lane (Central) then bus. Bus: 224.
References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust