A few of Holmwood's notable residents

  • Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm of Bentsbrook, North Holmwood - highly prolific Anglo-Hungarian sculptor much favoured by Queen Victoria

  • Cuthbert Eden Heath of Anstie Grange - the pioneer of non-marine insurance at Lloyds of London who transformed it into a modern institution in the early 20th century

  • Admiral Sir Leopold Heath of Moorhurst and Anstie Grange - commander of transport at Balaclava during the Crimea who had a swashbuckling naval career in the glory days the Empire. For further information on the Heath family see www.jjhc.info

  • John Langdon Davies of the Sundial, South Holmwood - campaigning journalist and historian who founded the international charity, PLAN, during the Spanish Civil War 

  • Francis Seymour Larpent of Holmwood House (later Park) - Judge-Advocate to the forces under the Duke of Wellington during the Peninsular War; later divorce lawyer to the Prince Regent. His wife, Charlotte, was responsible for the establishment of Holmwood's first church and school

  • Emmeline Pethick Lawrence of the Mascot (later the Dutch House), South Holmwood - suffragette, social campaigner, peace campaigner, early supporter of the Independent Labour Party and treasurer of the Women's Social and Political Union. See Suffragettes & Suffragists page.

  • Frederick William Pethick Lawrence of the Mascot, South Holmwood - philanthropist, journalist, peace campaigner and funder of the suffragette movement; later labour MP and Secretary of State for India in Attlee's government. Eventually Lord Lawrence of Peaslake. See Suffragettes & Suffragists page.

  • Mary Millington of Woodlands View, Mid Holmwood - star of the 1970s pornographic cinema

  • John Gough Nichols of Holmwood Park - antiquarian and publisher of the 19th century Gentleman's Magazine

  • George Rennie of Holmwood Lodge, North Holmwood - bridge designer, civil and mechanical engineer and designer of the Royal Navy's first screw-propelled vessel, the Dwarf

  • E. Arnot Robertson of Templeton, South Holmwood - popular 1930s novelist and radio personality in the 1950s and 60s

  • Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt - never resident in Holmwood the American millionaire who died on the Lusitania is commemorated in a memorial at the roadside between Mid and South Holmwood where he often raced his coach and horses

  • Christopher Whall of Ada Cottage, Inholms Lane - stained glass artist of the Arts and Crafts movement whose daughter, Veronica, also became a notable artist in glass