Close-up of the sculpture of Burdett-Coutts

Statue of Baroness Burdett-Coutts

H. A. Darbishire


Entrance to Holly Village

Swain's Lane and Chester Road, Highgate, North London

Over the entrance archway is inscribed, "Holly Village Erected By A. G. B. Coutts A.D. 1865." The sculptures on either side are idealised representations of Baroness Burdett-Coutts herself and her governess and long-time companion, Mrs Hannah Brown. Burdett-Coutts holds a pet dog, and Mrs Brown holds a dove.

  • Holly Village
  • Photograph and text 2008 by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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