Highgate Architecture, North London Apartments, Photos, Property, Buildings, Designs
Highgate Buildings : Architecture
Key Buildings in Highgate, north London, England, UK: Info + Images
23 Jun 2007
Photos © Adrian Welch / Isabelle Lomholt, May 2007
Architectural Projects / Designs, alphabetical:
Highpoint I, Highgate, north London
Berthold Lubetkin Architect
London apartments : photographs © Adrian Welch
Highpoint II’s penthouse is apparently the highest apartment in London
Stein House, Highgate
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North London Buildings
photo © Nick Weall
Highgate is a suburban area of North London at the north-eastern corner of Hampstead Heath, 4.5 miles (7.2 km) north north-west of Charing Cross.
Highgate is one of the most expensive London suburbs in which to live. It has an active conservation body, the Highgate Society, to protect its character.
Until late Victorian times it was a distinct village outside London, sitting astride the main road to the north. The area retains many green expanses including the eastern part of Hampstead Heath, three ancient woods, Waterlow Park and the eastern-facing slopes known as Highgate bowl.
At its centre is Highgate village, a collection of largely Georgian shops, pubs, restaurants and residential streets, interspersed with diverse landmarks such as St Michael’s Church and steeple, St. Joseph’s Church and its green copper dome, Highgate School (1565), Jacksons Lane arts centre housed in a Grade II listed former church, the Gatehouse Inn dating from 1670 and Berthold Lubetkin’s 1930s Highpoint buildings. Highgate is also famous for its atmospheric Victorian cemetery in which the Communist philosopher Karl Marx is buried.
The village is at the top of a hill which provides views across London: it is 446 feet (136 m) above sea level at its highest point.
Lawn Road Flats, Hampstead
photograph © Nick Weall
Highgate building photographs taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)e-architect.co.uk
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