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Manor Farm Arbury Road 1901 OS Map

Manor Farm, Arbury Road

History of Manor Farm

The Wright family circa 1891


Thomas Wright, 65, land agent valuer auctioneer farmer, b Upwell Cambs

[Thomas and Elizabeth Jane died at 113 Chesterton Road in 1898; in 1881 the family were at Sylfield House, Bateman Street ]

Elizabeth, 60, b Upwell Norfolk

Annie Hopkins, daughter, 30, b Fulbourn

Mary Jane, 29, b Fulbourn

Arthur, 27, solicitor, b Fulbourn

Emma Wiltshire, 19, servant, b Abington Piggots

Sarah Christmas, 17, housemaid, b Sutton

See Mill Road Cemetery entry


Alfred Clark, 56, gardener, b Fulbourn


Richard Brete [Brett], 30, ag.lab., b Borough Green [Actually born at Histon or Impington according to family. He was horse keeper at the farm.]


Edwin Smith, 26, cowman, b Swaffham Prior


Samuel Knight, 35, shepherd, b Burwell


Joseph Burton, 50, ag.lab., b Shelford


Edward Mansfield, 26, ag.lab., b Chesterton

1937: (Kellys)

Manor Farm House:

Lt-Col Charles R Bennett

Manor Farm Dairy:

Mrs Alice Cardinal

The Manor Nurseries:

Ernest Frederick Sale

Mr Cardinal, Manor Farm Dairy (c1940s)

From Wikipedia entry on North Cambridge Academy:

The school was built as Manor School around 1959 based on a design by the architects W. Doig and M.R. Francis and, at that time, was a flagship school in Cambridge City. The school was named after Manor Farm which was in the area and was owned by Cambridgeshire County Council, who bought the farm in 1909 from the Benson family of Chesterton hall. The Council split the farm into smallholdings, and the name of one of the smallholders, William Downham, is commemorated in a nearby road called Downham’s Lane.





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