History in the making

 

Bishopswood Road falls within the Highgate Conservation Area and is one of a select number of residential streets famous for their distinctive properties that reflect the character and high quality design of the Victorian era.

16 Bishopswood Road, is an elegant detached red brick Victorian home. Dating back to 1878, the exterior of the house showcases many of the architectural styles and design detailing of that period, including the Arts and Crafts movement.

Illustrious former occupants at number 16 include Archibald V. Hill, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1922. English Heritage have installed a blue plaque on the house to commemorate Hill’s work.

Blue plaques, Nobel prizewinners and links to famous economists, 16 Bishopswood Road has an illustrious history.