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Fitzwilliam Street north side nos 23 - 15

15 Fitzwilliam Street

History 15 Fitzwilliam Road

15 Fitzwilliam Street plan

Royal Commission Survey of Cambridge 1959: built in c.1825; the authority for the tradition that it was designed by William Wilkins has not been discovered, circumstantial evidence points rather to Charles Humfrey…. The house has many points of similarity with Scroope House. The house, though inspired by the Greek revival, present a functional composition to the street, while the E front is remarkable for the original use of the stylistic convention and an uncompromising duality in design.


William Hopkins 1793-1866


Francis, b, 1830

William Hopkins 1793-1866

1841 [At the time of this census William was in Nottinghamshire and Caroline and the three children were in Brighton]

William Hopkins



Augusta Louisa, b 1833

Jane Ellis, d 1834

Sarah Boys, grandmother,

Francis Powell

Ellice Hopkins


William Hopkins, 58, Esquire Bedell, b Notts.

Caroline, 58, b London

Kate, 20, b Cambridge

Agusta, 18, b Cambridge

Ellice, 16, b Cambridge

Mary Stukes, visitor, 24, b Leicester

Henry Willson, 30, footman,

Margrett Macarty, 53, widow, b Suffolk

Sophie Bullock, 24, b Suffolk

Roda Pike, 23, b Swaffham

Ellice Hopkins and the concepts of Working Class Christianity and Democratic Christianity – Cambridge 1884

In 1861 William was in Brighton. He died shortly afterwards in Stoke Newington hospital of exhaustion and mania.

See Mill Road Cemetery entry

c. 1870: According ‘Period Piece’ Mrs Potts lived at this address. She was visited at this time by her first cousin, Caroline Reynolds, who later became Lady Jebb, ‘aunt Cara’ to Gwen Raverat. However, neither the 1871 or 1881 censuses have a record of a Mrs Potts living in Fitzwilliam Street.


Mrs Pattrick


Leslie Cole consulting physician


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