BOSTON Manor House is to receive valuable funds towards essential restoration from the Historic Houses Foundation.

It will set up a programme of urgent work that would not otherwise have been possible. 

Over the past 17 years, the Foundation has distributed £11m to nearly 250 restoration projects in England and Wales.  

Boston Manor House, off Boston Manor Road, is one of the earliest examples of a neo-classical house of the English Renaissance. It now belongs to Hounslow Council.

Funds will cover restoration of the Jacobean porch, part of the regeneration project planned for 2020 which can now go ahead.

The house and its exceptional Jacobean interiors were first created for Lady Mary Reade in 1623.

Work will begin immediately and continue over the winter months.