Syon Park, Middlesex.

Syon House

Syon House

Syon Park was the home of Lady Bette on the banks of the Thames.

Much of the house is unchanged since she lived there.

The house and park are open to the public – Go to the website

Chiswick Literary Festival – Event at Syon

Sunday 14 September 2014

NA Pickford will talk about ‘The plot to abduct Lady Bette from Syon in the summer of 1681′


Petworth, West Sussex.

Petworth House

Petworth House


Petworth was the other great country house estate where Lady Bette lived much of the time.

It is now owned by the National Trust and is open to the public – Go to the website

Event at Petworth – NA Pickford will be appearing at the Petworth Literary Weekend 13-16 November 2014




Northumberland House

Gateway from The Strand

Gateway from The Strand

Northumberland House was Bette’s palatial London home but sadly it no longer exists. It was demolished in the mid nineteenth century to make way for road building. It was an enormous rambling house on the Strand with gardens going down to the river, close to Charing Cross and Trafalgar Square.


map northumberland houseThere is still a road called Northumberland Avenue  indicating where the house was located.








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