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32 Trinity Street

History of 32 Trinity Street

No. 32 is a mid C18 red brick house with Venetian windows on the first floor. It was extended W early in the 19th cent. John Bowtell, bookbinder and antiquary, lived here. Inside there are original cornices, panelled doors and a staircase. There is a good early 19th century staircase in a well lit through a roof lantern. (see 1959 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Survey of Cambridge)


Residence of John Bowtell, book-binder, antiquary and philanthropist

See Bookbinding & Printing


Jane Warwicker, widow, 80, living on her own means, b Herts

William Bodger, boarder, 70, retired hosier, b Cambridge

Ellen Lackie, servant, 16, b Essex

Alice Ricketts, 21, servant, b Gloucs

Ann Marshall, companion, 55, b Northants



Alice Elizabeth Ward, wife, 30, lodging house keeper, b London

Alice Grimshaw, step daughter, 13, b London

Gertrude King, niece, 4, b London

Rachael Elizabeth Newman, 21, servant, b Cambridge


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