A Gothic Delight: Holly Village, Highgate

A Gothic Delight: Holly Village, Highgate

Going to England, I would certainly not miss it.

After an afternoon visit to Highgate Cemetery, wander down Swains Lane towards Parliament Hill and you’ll come across a small estate of gorgeous Gothic houses that look as if they’ve been inspired by Gormenghast castle. This is Holly Village, Highgate.

Erected in 1865 for philanthropist Baroness Angela Burdett-Coutts. She was the grand-daughter of Thomas Coutts – founder of the celebrities’ favourite bank, Coutts, which will only accept customers with a deposit of at least £500000). It was designed by Gothic-loving architect Henry Astley Darbishire.

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