EPW006194 ENGLAND (1921). Eastbury House, Eastbury, from the south-west, 1921. This image has been produced from a damaged negative.

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Title [EPW006194] Eastbury House, Eastbury, from the south-west, 1921. This image has been produced from a damaged negative.
Reference EPW006194
Date April-1921
Link
Place name EASTBURY
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 509965, 192344
Longitude / Latitude -0.41145249775674, 51.618694237624
National Grid Reference TQ100923

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Little Oxhey Lane leading to the Oxhey Place estate

Neil Hamilton
Monday 2nd of December 2013 07:39:26 PM
South-east corner of Oxhey Golf Course, founded in 1912, which contains the 3rd green (3rd hole,376 yards long) and the teeboxes for the 4th hole (387 yards long). The course layout was altered in 1936, when these holes became the 15th and 16th respectively. However, this area was lost when building commenced on the huge LCC estate at South Oxhey in the immediate post-World War Two period. Oxhey Golf Course survived until March 1952, when it became the highly-prized South Oxhey Playing Fields, a valuable resource enjoyed by generations of inhabitants for more than six decades, including this correspondent!!

John Swain
Sunday 1st of December 2013 03:13:41 PM
Oxhey Golf halt?

Neil Hamilton
Saturday 30th of November 2013 02:39:34 PM
This station or halt was opened at Carpenders Park on April 1st 1914 for the sole use of golfers using the nearby course at Oxhey. It was closed as a wartime economy measure on December 31st 1916 and was only re-opened in May 1919, just two years before this image was taken. The re-built station is due to celebrate its centenary in less than six months' time!

John Swain
Sunday 1st of December 2013 03:00:38 PM
Oxhey Place home of the Blackwell family - now the site of the South Oxhey estate

Neil Hamilton
Saturday 30th of November 2013 02:32:03 PM
Railway line LMS

Neil Hamilton
Saturday 30th of November 2013 01:03:11 AM
Strictly speaking, this is still the London & North Western Railway before it became the London Midland & Scottish line after the "Big Four" grouping on January 1st 1923.

John Swain
Sunday 1st of December 2013 03:03:55 PM
Large conservatory

EastMarple1
Saturday 30th of June 2012 10:16:01 AM
Boring, flat roof modern extension, out of keeping with rest of building.

EastMarple1
Saturday 30th of June 2012 10:15:09 AM
Distinctive tower.

EastMarple1
Saturday 30th of June 2012 10:13:52 AM
Large country house

EastMarple1
Saturday 30th of June 2012 10:12:05 AM
Pretty sure this Carpenders Manaion, Carpenders Park - atthat time called 'Highfield' was an upper class girls school - well spotted

Neil Hamilton
Friday 29th of November 2013 06:14:27 PM

User Comment Contributions

Possibly earlier house with later additions - note the stepped gables but the almost French-style roof on the tower on the hidden entrance front.

Matthew Beckett - The Country Seat
Saturday 30th of November 2013 01:08:28 AM
Definitely Eastbury - have postcards of the house and grounds - burnt down around 1969. Carpenders Mansion -AKA Highfield school in the distance

Neil Hamilton
Saturday 30th of November 2013 01:08:28 AM
Dear all,



Thank you for looking into this one and identifying it successfully. You may like to know that the original Aerofilms Ltd Register entry for the glass plate is blank. We'll update the catalogue and post the new data here in due course.



Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Monday 29th of April 2013 12:13:07 PM
Definitely Eastbury House, Watford. Stepped crenellations, round and square towers, fenestration, shield between large four-light ground floor window and first floor three light window all fit.



See http://www.jjhc.info/easburyhousewatford1809.htm

Rebecca
Wednesday 9th of January 2013 12:29:00 PM
Is this Eastbury Park, Herts/Middlesex, the now burnt down Officers Mess for the Coastal Command base at Northwood (now HMS Warrior)?

Blueberry
Tuesday 27th of November 2012 06:23:28 PM
This is likely to be somewhere around Northwood or Watford from it's sequence in the numbering. It looks deeply rural in 1921.

Class31
Monday 15th of October 2012 10:55:40 PM