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Highgate London Tour
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OJ X MB X JSav (#5) - Highgate Dons [Music Video] (4K) | KrownMedia
Published: 2016/11/06
Channel: KrownMedia
LONDON, historic HIGHGATE CEMETERY, the hidden paths (ENGLAND)
LONDON, historic HIGHGATE CEMETERY, the hidden paths (ENGLAND)
Published: 2014/06/22
Channel: Vic Stefanu - World Travels and Adventures
Highgate Leavers Video 2016
Highgate Leavers Video 2016
Published: 2016/05/20
Channel: Christian Eaves
FAMOUS PEOPLE that are buried in historic HIGHGATE CEMETERY, LONDON
FAMOUS PEOPLE that are buried in historic HIGHGATE CEMETERY, LONDON
Published: 2016/10/31
Channel: Vic Stefanu - World Travels and Adventures
EPITAPH FOR AN AGE - HIGHGATE CEMETERY
EPITAPH FOR AN AGE - HIGHGATE CEMETERY
Published: 2013/03/10
Channel: Highgate Cemetery
Highgate Cemetery. London 2016
Highgate Cemetery. London 2016
Published: 2016/06/03
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Highgate Cemetery
Highgate Cemetery
Published: 2017/01/28
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HIGHGATE - There Will Never Be Light Again
HIGHGATE - There Will Never Be Light Again
Published: 2013/02/27
Channel: TotalRust
greatful dead comes to Highgate Vermont 1995
greatful dead comes to Highgate Vermont 1995
Published: 2015/06/22
Channel: TheChefrichards
El VAMPIRO de HIGHGATE (Caso Real)
El VAMPIRO de HIGHGATE (Caso Real)
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: Expediente Paranormal RV
Grateful Dead 1994 Shakedown Footage, Highgate Vermont
Grateful Dead 1994 Shakedown Footage, Highgate Vermont
Published: 2016/08/29
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the Highgate Vampire
the Highgate Vampire
Published: 2010/06/27
Channel: LeopardFixJeopardy
George Michael
George Michael's house at Highgate, London
Published: 2016/12/30
Channel: studio68photos
Highgate Cemetery London UK
Highgate Cemetery London UK
Published: 2016/02/05
Channel: vneshtorgclub
London: A walk from Highgate High Street to Archway Road for The First Pint
London: A walk from Highgate High Street to Archway Road for The First Pint
Published: 2010/03/23
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HIGHGATE CEMETERY, LONDON UK
HIGHGATE CEMETERY, LONDON UK
Published: 2015/06/28
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5 Bed Luxury Property Video The Grove Highgate | Octagon Property Video
5 Bed Luxury Property Video The Grove Highgate | Octagon Property Video
Published: 2016/01/04
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Highgate Village, - LONDON 2016 -
Highgate Village, - LONDON 2016 -
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: Alexandra Mit
Driving in London - Highgate
Driving in London - Highgate
Published: 2013/05/22
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Highgate Cemetery | 100 Wonders | Atlas Obscura
Highgate Cemetery | 100 Wonders | Atlas Obscura
Published: 2015/10/29
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LONDON, The historic HIGHGATE CEMETERY, a walking tour (ENGLAND)
LONDON, The historic HIGHGATE CEMETERY, a walking tour (ENGLAND)
Published: 2012/03/11
Channel: Vic Stefanu - World Travels and Adventures
Electric Penguins - Highgate Hill
Electric Penguins - Highgate Hill
Published: 2012/05/23
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Highgate Cemetery
Highgate Cemetery
Published: 2016/07/25
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Path of Exile - The Awakening - 2 Highgate - [PoE Soundtrack Act4]
Path of Exile - The Awakening - 2 Highgate - [PoE Soundtrack Act4]
Published: 2015/04/29
Channel: Syrius Lee
George Michael funeral rumours force Highgate Cemetery to announce
George Michael funeral rumours force Highgate Cemetery to announce
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: Daily News
George Michael
George Michael's lover Fadi arrives at Highgate cemetery for singer's funeral
Published: 2017/03/29
Channel: News 247
Highgate Senior School: 11+
Highgate Senior School: 11+
Published: 2013/10/03
Channel: HighgateSchoolLondon
London Calling Highgate Cemetery
London Calling Highgate Cemetery
Published: 2012/07/30
Channel: Wael Metwally
London’s Highgate Cemetery Haunted By Ghosts, Demons and Vampires!
London’s Highgate Cemetery Haunted By Ghosts, Demons and Vampires!
Published: 2016/09/26
Channel: VARBAGE
London Streets (575.) - Highgate - Archway - Tufnell Park - King
London Streets (575.) - Highgate - Archway - Tufnell Park - King's Cross - Russell Square - Holborn
Published: 2016/03/08
Channel: Duen969
A Walk Around Haunted Highgate with Della Farrant & Paul Adams
A Walk Around Haunted Highgate with Della Farrant & Paul Adams
Published: 2014/12/02
Channel: DavidFarrant
George Michael
George Michael 'to be buried next to mother' in Highgate
Published: 2017/03/12
Channel: News 247
2016 Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs
2016 Highgate Harriers Night of the 10,000m PBs
Published: 2016/06/12
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England - Highgate Cemetery in London
England - Highgate Cemetery in London
Published: 2012/06/02
Channel: Sandalsand M
Hereford FC 0-2 Highgate United @HerefordGoals
Hereford FC 0-2 Highgate United @HerefordGoals
Published: 2016/02/24
Channel: Hereford FC
Highgate Cemetery catacombs 20/9/14 by Simon Cucksey
Highgate Cemetery catacombs 20/9/14 by Simon Cucksey
Published: 2014/09/25
Channel: longbow1635
Highgate Leavers Video 2014 (FULL)
Highgate Leavers Video 2014 (FULL)
Published: 2014/07/09
Channel: Jake Morris
Clive Nolan - Alchemy - Highgate
Clive Nolan - Alchemy - Highgate
Published: 2013/03/22
Channel: EmotionalWasteland
David Farrant - In Search of the Highgate Vampire
David Farrant - In Search of the Highgate Vampire
Published: 2012/06/03
Channel: DavidFarrant
A tour of HighGate Cemetery, London
A tour of HighGate Cemetery, London
Published: 2016/09/22
Channel: GaREE
El Vampiro de Highgate. La Leyenda
El Vampiro de Highgate. La Leyenda
Published: 2015/02/04
Channel: La Entrada Secreta
Highgate United vs Hereford Highlights
Highgate United vs Hereford Highlights
Published: 2015/08/16
Channel: Hereford FC
Redrow New Homes - The Highgate - Brick
Redrow New Homes - The Highgate - Brick
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: redrowhomes
Highgate School Leavers Ball 2013
Highgate School Leavers Ball 2013
Published: 2013/08/07
Channel: Rendezvous Events
Paying our last tribute to the late George Michael
Paying our last tribute to the late George Michael's house in Highgate, London. RIP George 😔
Published: 2016/12/27
Channel: Kitty Hung
Highgate Cemetery, london
Highgate Cemetery, london
Published: 2008/08/02
Channel: joshje777
Sport at Highgate
Sport at Highgate
Published: 2014/06/24
Channel: HighgateSchoolLondon
Highgate Luxury Homes for Sale - Weddington NC 28104
Highgate Luxury Homes for Sale - Weddington NC 28104
Published: 2016/06/06
Channel: Roger Holloway
Highgate Disused Tube Station
Highgate Disused Tube Station
Published: 2013/12/03
Channel: IKS Exploration
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Highgate
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Highgate is located in Greater London
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Population 10,955 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
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51°34′18″N 0°08′41″W / 51.5716°N 0.1448°W / 51.5716; -0.1448Coordinates: 51°34′18″N 0°08′41″W / 51.5716°N 0.1448°W / 51.5716; -0.1448

Highgate (/ˈhɡt/ or /ˈhɡt/) 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.[2] 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,[3] 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,[4] 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 which houses the theatre Upstairs at the Gatehouse[5] and Berthold Lubetkin's 1930s Highpoint buildings. Highgate also contains the Victorian cemetery in which the Communist philosopher Karl Marx is buried, and many other notable people.

The village is at the top of North Hill which provides views across London: it is 129 metres (423 ft) above sea level at its highest point.[6]

The area is divided between three London boroughs: Haringey in the north, Camden in the south and west, and Islington in the south and east. The postal district is N6.

History[edit]

View of Highgate, John Constable, 1st quarter of 19th century.

Historically, Highgate adjoined the Bishop of London's hunting estate. Highgate gets its name from these hunting grounds, as there was a high, deer-proof hedge surrounding the estate: 'the gate in the hedge'.[7]

The bishop kept a toll-house where one of the main northward roads out of London entered his land. A number of pubs sprang up along the route, one of which, the Gatehouse, commemorates the toll-house.

In later centuries Highgate was associated with the highwayman Dick Turpin.

Hampstead Lane and Highgate Hill contain the red brick Victorian buildings of Highgate School and its adjacent Chapel of St Michael. The school has played a paramount role in the life of the village and has existed on its site since its founding was permitted by letters patent from Queen Elizabeth I in 1565.

The area north of the High Street and Hampstead Lane was part of Hornsey parish and also later the Municipal Borough of Hornsey and the seat of that borough's governing body for many years.

Highgate Hill, the steep street linking Archway (traditionally called part of Upper Holloway) and Highgate village, was the route of the first cable car to be built in Europe. It operated between 1884 and 1909.

Like much of London, Highgate suffered damage during World War II by German air raids. The local tube station was used as a bomb shelter.

Transport and locale[edit]

The Angel Inn
The Duke's Head

Nearest places[edit]

Nearest tube stations[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

Highgate is known for its pubs which line the old high street and surrounding streets. Some notable favourites are the Angel, the Flask, the Duke's Head and the Wrestlers.

Pronunciation[edit]

The name of the village is commonly /ˈhɡt/; however, the London Underground in announcements at Highgate tube station[8] uses the alternative pronunciation of /ˈhɡt/, where the final syllable matches the last syllable in "frigate".

Demography[edit]

The 2011 census showed that the Highgate ward of Haringey was 82% white (60% British, 19% Other, 3% Irish).[9] The Highgate ward of Camden meanwhile was 80% white (61% British, 15% Other, 4% Irish), and 3% Black African.[10]

Education[edit]

For details of education in the Haringey portion of Highgate see the London Borough of Haringey article.

Modern notoriety[edit]

On Friday 26 August 1988, Michael Williams, a 43-year-old father from Highgate who worked for the Home Office in Pimlico, disappeared whilst travelling back home after an employee social. His body was found at Highgate Wood the next day. His killer has never been found.

The case remains unsolved despite being featured heavily in the national press and on BBC TV's Crimewatch programme.[11]

Notable inhabitants[edit]

St Michael's Church
Interior of St Michael's Church

Highgate Cemetery is the burial place of Communist philosopher Karl Marx, Michael Faraday, Douglas Adams, George Eliot, Jacob Bronowski, Sir Ralph Richardson, Christina Rossetti, Sir Sidney Nolan, Alexander Litvinenko, Malcolm McLaren, Radclyffe Hall, Joseph Wolf and singer-songwriter George Michael.

Between 1983 and 2010 Highgate was part of the Hampstead and Highgate constituency. The Boundary Commission report of 2003 recommended removing the Camden part of Highgate from the remainder of that constituency and joining it with Kentish Town and Holborn to the south in order to form an enlarged Holborn and St Pancras constituency from the 2010 general election. The present MP, elected in 2015, is Keir Starmer of the Labour Party.

Since 1983 the northern half of Highgate village has been part of the Hornsey and Wood Green constituency. The MP is Catherine West of the Labour Party.

Many notable alumni have passed through Highgate School, either Masters or indeed Old Cholmeleians, the name given to old boys of the school. These include T.S. Eliot, who taught the poet laureate John Betjeman there, Gerard Manley Hopkins the poet, the composers John Taverner and John Rutter, John Venn the inventor of Venn diagrams, actor Geoffrey Palmer, Anthony Crosland MP and Labour reformer, and the cabinet minister Charles Clarke.

A blue plaque on a house at the top of North Hill notes that Charles Dickens stayed there in 1832, when he was 20 years old.

Peter Sellers lived as a boy in a cottage in Muswell Hill Road, where his mother had moved in order to send him to the Catholic St Aloysius Boys' School in Hornsey Lane.

In Victorian times St Mary Magdalene House of Charity in Highgate was a refuge for former prostitutes - "fallen women" - where Christina Rossetti was a volunteer from 1859 to 1870. It may have inspired her best-known poem, Goblin Market.

Siouxsie and the Banshees' bassist Steven Severin was born and brought up there.

Coleridge[edit]

In 1817 the poet, aesthetic philosopher and critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge came to live in the Highgate home of Dr James Gillman in order to rehabilitate from his desperate opium addiction.[14] After Dr Gillman built a special wing for the poet, Coleridge lived there for the rest of his life, becoming known as the sage of Highgate.[15] While here some of his most famous poems, though written years earlier, were first published including "Kubla Khan". His literary autobiography, Biographia Literaria, appeared in 1817. His home became a place of pilgrimage for figures such as Carlyle and Emerson. He died there on 25 July 1834 and is buried in the crypt of St Michael's Church. The writer J. B. Priestley subsequently lived in the same house.

In popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Camden Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Lowe, By Felix. "Highgate trumps Chelsea as priciest postcode". 
  3. ^ Walk London: Capital Ring Section 11, Hendon Park to Highgate
  4. ^ "London Areas". 
  5. ^ "History of The Gatehouse Pub Highgate". 
  6. ^ The Mountains of England and Wales - London Borough Tops
  7. ^ Murray, Ian (1993). Haringey before our time : a brief history. London: Hornsey Historical Society. p. 29. ISBN 0905794095. 
  8. ^ Hillary, Mark. "Arriving at Highgate tube station". Youtube. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  9. ^ Services, Good Stuff IT. "Highgate - UK Census Data 2011". 
  10. ^ Services, Good Stuff IT. "Highgate - UK Census Data 2011". 
  11. ^ Chironss (27 December 2011). "Crimewatch UK 3.11.1988 2/3" – via YouTube. 
  12. ^ "Login". 
  13. ^ Stephen Jones (2016-12-28). "George Michael dead at 53: Recap as world-famous superstar singer found dead by boyfriend on Christmas Day - Mirror Online". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-14. 
  14. ^ Gillman, James (7 November 2016). "The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge". BiblioBazaar – via Google Books. 
  15. ^ "Samuel Taylor Coleridge". Poets' Graves. Retrieved 6 February 2016. 
  16. ^ "IMDb: Most Popular Titles With Filming Locations Matching "Highgate"". 

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