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Downing College

History of Downing College

Rattee and Kett worked with architects Sir Herbert Baker and Scott on various parts of the college including the chapel which was completed using Ketton Stone.

Further information about the history of the buildings in the college can be found here:

A particular feature of the college is The Heong Gallery.


1851: East Lodge

William Webster Fisher, 51, professor of medicine, b Westmoreland

John H Fisher, 56, visitor, vicar of Kirkby Lonsdale, b Westmoreland

Emma Howe, housekeeper, 38, b Norfolk

William Smith, 15, footboy, b Wisbech

William Webster Fisher

Fisher was a leading figure in the development of neuroscience at Cambridge University. (See M Weatherall, Gentlemen, Scientists and Doctors, pub 2000 p58.)



Frederick Howard Marsh

Frederick Howard Marsh, 71, professor of surgery, b Suffolk

Violet Susan, b 43, b Scotland

Ellinor Dalrymple Hay, sister in law, 49, b London

Rosalind Mary Mitchell, 59, hospital nurse, b Wales

Nellie Stewart, 29, cook, b Wales

Sarah Brown, 33, parlourmaid, b Newton

Hilda Taylor, 20, housemaid, b Stretham

Lilian Watts, 17, housemaid,  b Barrington




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