THE QUEEN CONSORT WILL VISIT BOSTON MANOR
Boston Manor Road, Brentford
Thursday 23rd February 2023
Her Majesty The Queen will reopen the newly renovated Boston Manor as it celebrates its 400th anniversary. The Jacobean house will soon be open to the public and offers a learning centre for children with more than 150 volunteers ensuring the house can remain open six days a week. Her Majesty will view some of the restored rooms, meeting architects, craftspeople, staff, apprentices and volunteers.
Her Majesty will meet wallpaper restorers who will explain their art and in the Drawing Room Her Majesty will unveil a plaque and be shown the key that the Queen Mother was presented with in 1963 when she visited the house. Her Majesty will receive her own replica key.
Boston Manor was originally the site of a medieval estate. In 1623, the site was inherited by Lady Mary Reade, who built much of the current house, before it was sold to the Clitherow family in 1670. The house and estate remained in the Clitherow family until 1924, when it was sold to Hounslow Council.
In 1834 James Clitherow hosted King William IV and Queen Adelaide for dinner at the house.
The house was turned into flats in the 1970s, but has now been returned to its former glory. It is surrounded by a park that includes a scenic lake, sports facilities and a playground that is open to the public.
In 1963 the house was restored and reopened by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.