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The history of Pinner House

Pinner House is a charming old mansion located in Pinner, Harrow with a history dating back to the early 18th century.

Its striking facade was built in 1721, but the rest of the house was constructed sometime before that. Over the years, it underwent extensions, with the rear being expanded in 1977, keeping in tune with its original style. This beautiful brick building, adorned with pilasters, stands proudly on Church Lane, close to St John the Baptist church.

Recognised for its historical significance, Pinner House was officially listed as Grade II in 1951, proving it’s architectural importance. In 2001, the Harrow Heritage Trust placed a plaque outside to honour its legacy.


Throughout its lifetime, Pinner House has served various purposes. In the mid-19th century, it operated as Pinner House Academy, a school for children. Later on, it transitioned into a family home after being auctioned off in 1829. During the tumult of the First World War, it was owned by Mr. and Mrs. George Neal, who tragically lost their eldest son in action. After passing through several owners, it became the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Glanfield from at least 1924 to 1938. Mr. Glanfield, a wholesale clothier, was notably involved in clothing the British Army during World War I.

Following Mr. Glanfield’s passing, Pinner House transformed into an old people’s home, a role it has maintained since the late 1930s. Despite changing hands a few times, its character and purpose have endured, offering a haven for elderly residents over the decades.

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