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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.
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.
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