Locations

A Walk Around Haunted Highgate with Della Farrant and Paul Adams

Hello all, I am very pleased to announce that “A Walk Around Haunted Highgate with Paranormal Authors Della Farrant and Paul Adams” is now live on YouTube.   Filming took place on location in Highgate, at around midnight, after the Muswell Hill Geisterfest on Hallowe’en – hence Paul any myself still being in full costume! I

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Highgate Sketches by Pete Scully

I have recently been in contact with an ex-pat now living in California; a professional sketch artist by the name of Pete Scully. Pete hails from Hornsey Lane, Highgate, and gets very homesick.  Fortunately however, whilst he was still in Blighty, Pete filled dozens of sketchbooks with some amazing representations of Highgate. His art really

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Waterlow Park

Waterlow Park, situated between Highgate Hill, Highgate Cemetery East and Swains Lane, is a large expanse of green space where one could almost imagine that one was hundreds of miles away from London. The park was gifted to the public by Sir Sidney Waterlow in 1889, who had already donated adjacent Lauderdale House to St

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Highgate Cemetery West

Highgate Cemetery West, opened in 1839, is a well-maintained working cemetery, and a testament to the Victorian fascination with death. But it wasn’t always so serene. This sprawling 20 acre necropolis, built on the grounds of the long-since demolished Ashurst House,  was almost closed for good in 1975 after falling into a state of severe

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Highgate Woods

An entity, tall and swathed in black, has been seen gliding silently among the trees in nearby Highgate Woods by numerous independent witnesses and seemingly causing the temperature in the immediate vicinity to drop. Highgate Wood, which once formed part of the Bishop of London’s hunting grounds, is bordered at their southern extremity by Archway

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Lauderdale House

The secretion of a hoard of objects in a hidden compartment at Lauderdale House, a mansion dating from 1582 which is situate in Waterlow Park, Highgate, lends itself not to the question of WHETHER witchcraft was practiced there – but by who and when. The discovery of these artifacts took place at some stage between

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St. Michael’s Church

St Michael’s Church was erected on the site of the (by then) dilapidated Ashurst House in 1832. Coleridge, who spent his final years at Highgate, is buried in the crypt and it is here that one also finds the remains of the foundations of Ashurst House, along with the wine cellar. Only one haunting appears

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Highgate Cemetery East

Opened for business in 1860, the Highgate Cemetery East is sometimes uncharitably seen as a poor country cousin to Highgate Cemetery West. Its lack of grandiose architecture or outre landscaping seem however to have saved it from the ravages of vandalism which its next door neighbour has been subject to over the decades. But the

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Swains Lane

This steep and unforgiving lane, practically vertical in places, separates the East and West cemeteries at Highgate. It takes its name from the pig herders who from at least the 1300s used it to drive swine from the higher ground above Highgate down to Smithfields Market. A high stone wall encloses Highgate Cemetery West on

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