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Witanhurst

Witanhurst

Witanhurst – The early 18th century mansion Parkfield (which may have had a Jacobean predecessor), was replaced in 1917 by the vast French chateau-style building seen today, by the industrialist Sir Arthur Crosfield, who was instrumental in the saving of Kenwood House. During the inter-war period...

Lauderdale House

Lauderdale House

Lauderdale House was built c.1580, probably for merchant Sir Richard Martin, Mayor of London and friend of Sir Francis Drake. It was remodelled in its current form in 1645, but retains much of its earlier structure. It was owned during the 1660s by the powerful Earl of Lauderdale (the ‘L’ of...

St Joseph’s Retreat

St Joseph’s Retreat

St. Joseph’s Retreat, Highgate Hill was the first Catholic church in the area and the chief house of the Order of Passionists in England. They built a chapel here in 1858, on the site of the Black Dog Inn; the present church buildings, seen in the background, were designed by Albert Vicars and...

Cromwell House

Cromwell House

Cromwell House, built in 1637-8 for Richard Sprignell, is one of London’s finest 17th century houses, and one of only two Grade I Listed Buildings in Haringey, with an elaborate staircase, panelling, and plaster ceilings. In 1675 it was purchased by Portuguese Jewish merchant Alvaro da Costa, the...

27 Highgate High Street

27 Highgate High Street

The world’s oldest Estate Agents, found in 1767. When enterprising auctioneer, John Prickett, born 1733, settled in the tiny hamlet of Highgate he could not have known he would be the founder of a thriving family business which would be alive many generations after his death. John married Ann from...

Athlone House

Athlone House

Athlone House, formerly known as Caen Wood Towers, is a large Victorian house in Highgate, London, England. Built c.1872, and until the early 1940s the residence of several important industrialists, it is now in a state of disrepair and awaiting restoration by its current owners. It was designed...

North Hill

North Hill

Possibly the most architecturally diverse street in Britain.Map ref 1; grid ref F3

Highpoint

Highpoint

Highpoint I was the first of two apartment blocks erected in the 1930s on one of the highest points in London, England, in Highgate. The architectural design was by the Russian-born architect Berthold Lubetkin, the structural design by the Anglo-Danish engineer Ove Arup and the construction by...

Pond Square

Pond Square

Pond Square. Highgate. N6. The Ghostly Chicken. Although the water source from which its name derives was filled in in 1864, Pond Square does have a certain charm. Massive Plane trees cast long shadows across the asphalt, and the chance of an encounter with one of London’s most unusual spectres...

Highgate High Street

Highgate High Street

Highgate is a leafy residential area with quaint tea rooms, gastropubs, and fine 18th-century buildings. Novelist George Eliot and revolutionary Karl Marx are among the historical figures buried at Highgate Cemetery, known for its elaborate tombs and wild greenery. Families with kids feed the...