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32 Hobson Street, 1971 (MoC 52/71)

32 Hobson Street, Benet House

History of 32 Hobson Street

According to 1959 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Survey of Cambridge, no.32 is timber-framed, built early in the 17th century and remodelled in the 18th. It has remarkable accomplished 18th century ‘mathematical’ tiling on the front to Hobson Street. Ground and first floor are lined with 18th century panelling.


Miss Agnes Deane. She worked at the Roman Catholic Presbytery in Hills Road.

Postcard to Agnes Dean 1907

1907 postcard original

Digitally enhanced. identity of Fred Dean unknown.


Gilbert Haydock, 19, servant, b Lancs

Kathleen Drewett, housekeeper, 56, b Ireland


Rev Richard Hugh Connolly


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