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Gates: Holly Village

Erection date: 1865


{Carved in the masonry around the arch of the main entrance:}
Holly Village erected by A. G. B. Coutts A.D. 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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Baroness Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts

One of the great Victorian philanthropists who sought to rid London of its sl...

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