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10 Trinity Street

History of 10 Trinity Street

On this site was Spaldings Inn, from the name of its principal who was one of the first Fellows of Clare Hall.

In the 14th century the house was sold to the Prior of Ely and was used by by student monks.

Later it passed again into the hands of Clare Hall and from then on, this and the premises next door, generally known as Bordens’s Hostel, housed both Clare and Peterhouse members until 1539 when the property was sold to a Cambridge alderman who converted it to an inn called the White Swan.

See Green Street


C. 1877, with a corner tourelle, represents the Ruskinian Gothic fashion. (Pevsner) Pevsner identified this as no. 12 but in the 1913 city directory there is no no. 12.


George Sturgeon, 62, caretaker & waiter, b Newmarket

Lydia, 44, b Hauxton

Alice, 15, pupil teacher, b Cambridge

Charlotte, 13, b Cambridge

Florence, 10, b Cambridge

Ada, niece, 19, servant, b London




Guy Wentworth Stanley, solicitor, Hon. Sec. Society Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Solicitor to Cambs. Permanent Benefit Building Soceity.


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