West Hill Court in Highgate, North London, was built in 1933 and designed by Scottish architect William Bryce Binnie. Binnie was a decorated WW1 Veteran who worked in both New York and London, as well as carrying out much work for the War Graves Commission. His other London work includes the East Stand of the old Arsenal Stadium, which since Arsenal’s move to the Emirates Stadium has been converted to flats.
West Hill Court is early British example of reinforced concrete and steel construction and can be found in an enviable location near Hampstead Heath. As you might expect therefore it is well maintained and surrounded by some wonderfully landscaped gardens. The only thing we didn’t like are some unsympathetic lighting brackets in the ‘Ye Olde Inne’ style which are attached to the exterior at various points; it is very likely these are later additions.
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