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Camden House, Camden Court, Parker’s Piece

History of Camden House

Royal Commission Survey of Cambridge 1959: built in the second quarter of the 19th century. Like Park Lodge, it is of the villa type of house of the period.

For Hattersley family business, see 5 – 6Trinity Street.


William H Hattersley, 71

Emma Cowles, servant

Alice Mizen, 21, servant,

Robert Cowen, 26, servant


William H Hattersley

Martha A Cole, cousin, 54,

Phoebe Mizen, housemaid

Clara Tassand, cook

Robert Collen, 35, man servant


Gilbert Woollard Hattersely, 56

Hermine Roeper, 50

Gilbert Roeper, 26,

Amellia Crown, 20,

Flory Bonnes, 26

In 1901 the family were living at 5-6 Trinity Street.

Gilbert Roeper Hattersley was an enthusiastic officer in the Territorial Cambridgeshire Regiment which was affiliated to the Suffolk Regiment. In 1914 Gilbert was the recruiting officer. Gilbert fought at the beginning of the Somme campaign in the 11th Battalion and was among those wounded and sent back to England. He returned to France and in April 1917 was engaged in the capture of Rochincourt in the first battle of the Scarpe. The battalion was bombarded with gas shells and he lost an eye and one lung.

After demobilization he found that the family firm had closed. He started work with the Great Ouse Drainage Board and then, during WW2 with the Ministry of Food.

The family lived later in Mortimer Close and then at 20 Lensfield Road. Gilbert died in 1955.

1913 Camden House

Gilbert Woollard Hattersley [family buried in Mill Road cemetery]

(1a) Henry Walter, waiter


Henry Stephen de Grace Pritchard MRCS

(1a) James Gearing



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