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Davids, St Edward's Passage

St Edward’s Passage

History of St Edward's Passage

Listed Buildings:

Nos 3 &4, 8, 9, 10, 12-15.

St Edward’s Passage


(1) William Henry Lawrence, 23, bookbinder, b Cambridge

(2) ‘Gentle Shepherd’: David Brown, 35, butcher and publican, b Milton


(2 & 3): to let


William George Elliss, 42, painter plumber and glazier, b Cambridge


Richard Martin, 64, carpenter and bowmaker, b Soham

Martin owned a field on the Grantchester side of Cambridge which was used as an archery ground. Josiah Chater mentioned it in his diary 5.7.1848.


Robert Benjamin Nunn, 33, cheese warehouse man, b Norfolk


William Dennington, 76, wood carver and Chelsea Pensioner, b Suffolk


John Blyth Kempton, 38, tailor, b Ely

(9) Red House

Thomas Hyde, 66, publican, b Somerset


Patrick Seekins, 66, painter, b Cambridge


Sarah Holden, 60, housekeeper, b Somerset


Ann Swann, 62, proprietor of houses, b Cambridge

(16): ?


Edward Smith, 32, grocers assistant, b Bedford


Mark Ives Whibley, 36, manager of grocer, b Kent


Thomas Reynolds, 50, victualler painter and compositor, b Cambridge


Cambridge YMCA

See Enid Porter’s article: The YMCA


South Side from Peas Hill to King’s Parade

1/2 J P Young, draper

3 A Morgan-Scott, engraver

4 –

5 H J O’Hare, tailor

6 Miss Goff

7 G David, bookseller and printseller

8 –

9 Eliza Back, The Red House

10 & 11 Church of England Young Men’s Society Rooms

People’s Suffrage Federation meet in Cambridge, 1913.

West Side

12 – 15 Mrs Bell, lodging house keeper

St Edward’s Church

North Side

16 W de Lappe Winter

16 Norwich Warehouse Co. Ltd

Brimley Whibley & Sons warehouse

Central Temperance Hotel and Coffee Tavern

Peas Hill

11/9/1908 A miniature rifle range and air rifle club has been formed in connection with the Church of England Young Men’s Society at their large room in St Edward’s Passage. The two targets can be placed in two positions – for shooting standing up or lying down – and two good air rifles have been provided. Englishmen should learn to shoot in order to defend their own hearths and homes and the Corporation should establish a range open almost all hours of the day. (Cam.News)

St Edward’s Passage, 4.3.1935 (Cambridgeshire Collection)

In foreground building work on Arts Theatre in progress.

St Edward’s Passage

St Edward’s Passage

St Edward’s Passage



South Side from King’s Parade

3,4,16 G David bookseller

5,6 Arts Restaurant

5,6 Art Theatre

8 –

10, 11 Girton College Lecture Rooms

West Side

12,13 Miss B Wickstead

12/13 Anand Sabhai

12/13 Miss B Webb

14 Idris Arthur Turley

15 Mrs Smith

St Edward’s Church

North Side

16,3,4 G David bookseller

17a Lady Keynes

17b Henry Dixon Phd



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