Some very old cedars exist also at Syon House, Woburn Abbey, Warwick Castle and elsewhere, which presumably date from the 17th century.
- THE Syon Cope.
The cope belonged to the convent of Syon near Isleworth, was taken to Portugal at the Reformation, brought back early in the 19th century to England by exiled nuns and given by them to the Earl of Shrewsbury.
In England, the famous Bridgittine convent of Syon at Isleworth, Middlesex, was founded and royally endowed by Henry V.
It was among the few religious houses restored in Mary's reign, when nearly twenty of the old community were re-established at Syon.
Syon House is now established at Chudleigh in Devon, the only English community that can boast an unbroken conventual existence since preReformation times.
Hamilton in Dublin Review, 1888, "The Nuns of Syon."
And similar results to his were in fact independently obtained in various parts of Europe by Christopher Scheiner at Ingolstadt, by Johann Fabricius at Osteel in Friesland, and by Thomas Harriot at Syon House, Isleworth.
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