South Grove - HAMPSTEAD HEATH - 2016***

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Is at the centre of Highgate Village and, as can be seen below, is the terminus for the 271 bus route (South Grove - Liverpool Station).

Other bus routes, passing through the Village are the 143 (Brent Cross Shopping Centre - The Archway), the 210 (Brent Cross Shopping Centre - Finsbury Park Station) and further onwards, by The Gate House, the 214 (Highgate School - Liverpool Street Station).

To the left of the picture below is a chestnut tree which was planted by the famous violinist, Sir Yehudi  Menhuin (1916 to 1999), who lived for many years at an C18 terraced house at 2, The Grove, Highgate.

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The Angel Pub is across the road and The Highgate Society have offices at Church House, formally the residence of Charles Beck, whose claim to fame was the creation of the London Underground Map!

Next door, is The Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution, founded in 1839, to help disseminate knowledge to the poor (see picture below)

The picture also shows the Telecommunications Mast, originally erected in 1939, where it was used to help identify signals from enemy planes.

South Grove Vintage Pictures
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