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Downing Terrace

Downing Terrace, Lensfield Road

History of Downing Terrace

Royal Commission Survey of Cambridge 1959: 13 houses… built to a symmetrical design over all, in 1819. The four houses at the W end were remodelled and heightened to three storeys late in the same century.

Downing Terrace diagram

Downing Terrace present an original architectural composition to Lensfield Road, which despite inconsistency in scale between the centrepiece and the rest, and ill-advised alterations, makes a valuable contribution to the interest and variety of the street architecture in Cambridge.

For commentary on the early development of Downing Terrace see New Town.


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