View Full Version : Londoners, again (Highgate). Is it Holly Village or Holly Lodge Estate?

The Backward OX
05-29-2011, 04:57 PM
My earlier query about a walled estate in London has resulted in two similar links regarding the location I was seeking. I found a Wikipedia entry and a Telegraph article which both appear to refer to the same place.

Located in Highgate, Wikipedia calls it Holly Lodge Estate, whereas the Telegraph refers to it as Holly Village. The addresses are the same, however the histories quoted vary.

Can any Londoner suggest local contacts from whom I might obtain the correct name and hopefully some accurate background?

Thank you.

Steve Collins
05-29-2011, 05:02 PM
There's a lot on the internet about it, try this: http://www.victorianweb.org/art/architecture/darbishire/1.html

05-29-2011, 07:22 PM
Holly lodge Estate,West Hill ,Highgate ,N6.
Holly Lodge ,built 1830 and occupied by Thomas Coutts,founder of Coutts Bank.When the last occupant from the Coutts family died ,Baroness Burdett-Coutts, the house was demolished and in 1920 and The Estate was built.With a mix of houses and flats in the style of, mock-Tudor.

Holly Village, Swain's Lane and Chester Road,Highgate.N6

Built in 1865 to the designed of Henry Darbishire.Consisting of eight fanciful Gothic cottages clustered around a small green.

Neither are walled