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Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Gated Community

Holly Village in Highgate is an extraordinary gem. Built in 1865 for Baroness Angela Burdett-Coutts, the eight dwellings inside are all set around their own private green, and very nice it looks, too.If you examine the gargoyles and crenellations you will see more than the ordinary number of little critters; this reflected Baroness Coutts fondness for animals. before you get all sniffy, she went on to found the RSPCA amongst other things. Again with a name like Coutts, the banking family, you might be surprised to,_1st_Baroness_Burdett-Coutts her life.Unusually, I read there are two for sale, so you could indulge yourself should it take your fancy. And, at under £1M must be a bargain for London.

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