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Hannah Brown statue Holly Village

Statue: Hannah Brown statue

Erection date: 1865

Site: Holly Village (3 memorials)

N6, Swains Lane

This charming Victorian gothic development of 12 Grade 2 listed homes, designed by Henry Darbishire, and completed in 1865 was at the southern extremity of the Holly Lodge estate, the Burdett-Coutts' property, which stretched all the way to the top of Highgate West Hill. Holly Village, the first gated housing development, was created by Baroness Burdett-Coutts for her retired servants or, according to Camden, for "private rent to those on considerable incomes".  Given the extravagant decorative features the latter seems most likely.

The statues on either side of the entrance are said to represent (in idealised form) Angela herself, on the left holding the little dog, and her friend, Mrs Hannah Brown on the right, holding a dove.  The ill-favoured Angela and a little dog (similar to that here) are depicted at London Historians.

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Hannah Brown statue

Information Subjects commemorated

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Hannah Brown

Mrs Hannah Brown was Angela Burdett-Coutts' governess and long-time companion...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Hannah Brown statue

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Holly Village

{Carved in the masonry around the arch of the main entrance:} Holly Village e...

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