Basic Site Details

Name: Eastbury House
Town, district or village: Pinner
City or county: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: The mansion which we illustrate at page 877 was built for Mr Carnegie, situated in Eastbury Park, Pinner. Mr Brice, (sic) of Edinburgh, was the architect; Mr Harding the builder. The cost, including outbuildings, etc, was about £35,000. [Building News 16 November 1860 p872]

David Carnegie of Stronvar purchased the Eastbury Park Estate in 1857 and rebuilt the mansion and many other estate buildings. The whole estate was sold to Frank Murray Maxwell Hollowell Carew in 1887 and after a chequered history as a girls school and country club, it was acquired by the Royal Air Force in 1938 (or requisitioned by the MOD in 1940 - sources vary) The mansion, which served as the officers’ mess, was destroyed by fire on 20th February 1969.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 4Chateau de Madrid A country club of dubious reputation, allegedly a haunt of the Duke of Windsor.
Item 2 of 4Eastburgh House Previous entry - Possible error
Item 3 of 4Northwood Headquarters NATOYesc1953 -
Item 4 of 4RAF Coastal Command Headquarters 1938-1969

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Country House  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Sandby Lane  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218581860  
Item 2 of 2c. 19 February 1969 DamageBurnt while in ownership of MOD


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 1David BryceArchitect 18581860 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Carnegie, David, of Stronvar 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1RSA1858   742 (as Eastbury)

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder27 May 1876XXXIV Obituary of David Bryce
Item 2 of 2Building News16 November 1860  p872 and p877 - illustration