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Burdett-Coutts' wall - B Burdett-Coutts wall

Plaque: Burdett-Coutts' wall - B

Erection date: 1819

Inscription

This wall the property of Thos. Coutts Esq. 1819.

Site: Burdett-Coutts wall (4 memorials)

N6, Holly Lodge Gardens

These plaques seem to relate to the maintenance and changing ownership of the grounds of "The Holly Lodge". The house (which was somewhere between Holly Lodge Gardens and the Holly Terrace section of Highgate West Hill) was built by Sir Henry Tempest in 1798. By 1815, when they married it was owned by Harriot Mellon and Thomas Coutts, who died at the house in 1822. It then passed to Harriot's second husband, the Duke of St. Albans, and, on his death it became the home of Baroness Burdett-Coutts, being finally broken up and sold in 1923, after the death here of her widower, William, in 1921.

At her state funeral in 1906 the Baroness's coffin carried two wreathes: the Queen's lilies and her husband's posy of sweet herbs from "the garden on the hill".

Since the lower two plaques, C & D are identical we have replaced one of their photos with a close-up of the lovely gates.

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Burdett-Coutts' wall - B

Information Subjects commemorated

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Thomas Coutts

Banker.  Born Edinburgh.  With his brother, James, came to London and worked ...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Burdett-Coutts' wall - B

Information Also at this site

44521

Burdett-Coutts' wall - A

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52763

Burdett-Coutts' wall - C

The above stone was removed from the north wall of the estate orchard to its ...

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44522

Burdett-Coutts' wall - D

The above stone was removed from the north wall of the estate orchard to its ...

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