History Constructed in the early part of the Victorian era, but in the Georgian style, Heatherden Hall has Grade II status and is steeped in historical significance. Once home to illustrious and wealthy figures such as Indian cricketer, K.S. Rhanjitsinhji, and Canadian financier, Lt. Col. Grant Morden, the estate later became a retreat for diplomats and politicians, and was where the Irish Free State Treaty was signed in 1921. Purchased at auction in 1934 by Charles Boot, Heatherden Hall and its estate were transformed into a film studio with the help of Boot's partner, J. Arthur Rank. Pinewood Studios has since produced over 600 films, and the house itself has set the scene for such iconic British films as 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie', and some of the 'Carry On' franchise.