EPW035026 ENGLAND (1931). Wyke House and the Great West Road, Osterley, 1931

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Details

Title [EPW035026] Wyke House and the Great West Road, Osterley, 1931
Reference EPW035026
Date April-1931
Link
Place name OSTERLEY
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 515932, 177339
Longitude / Latitude -0.33023845006413, 51.48262271429
National Grid Reference TQ159773

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User Comment Contributions

Wyke House was an interesting building. A manor House had stood on the site since the 16th century, which I believe was built by Sir Thomas Gresham who founded the royal exchange. It was purchased in around 1778 by John Robinson who was a Government official, & he rebuilt the house & renamed it Wyke House. After his death, his widow & offspring continued to live there.

However,sometime in the 19th century it became a school, & then a lunatic asylum. It was still used for mental health purposes until around 1970. It then became derelict.

I remember it was riddled with damp & dry rot, & despite being grade 11 listed it was demolished in late 1977. A housing estate named Wyke Close now stands where the house was.

Bdog507
Sunday 26th of October 2014 10:34:59 AM