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Isleworth sits beside Kew, Hounslow and Richmond. It borders Syon Park in Brentford. It has one small access to the Thames, on Railshead Road. There is a Bar that overlocks the Thames and the barges that are moored there.
Isleworth is also home to Middlesex Hospital.
Isleworth is not without its famous residents and in 1876 Van Gogh moved to Isleworth where he taught at the local school. A Blue Plaque exists on the house he lived in, at the junction of Twickenham Road and Worton Road
History of Isleworth
Isleworth was a well established riverside settlement on the Middlesex bank of the River Thames at the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is recorded in the Domesday Book (1086) as Gistelesworde.
Much of Isleworth became orchards in the 18th century, and then market gardens in the 19th century, supplying the London markets. Lower Square and Church Street still have buildings dating from the 18th and early-19th centuries.
A striking element of this period was the establishment in Isleworth of many mansions and large houses, principally for aristocrats and high achievers. This phenomenon arose owing mainly to the collection of royal and noble residences