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Trinity College, Cambridge

History of the Great Gate, Trinity College

General information about Trinity College can be found on Wikipedia.

Trinity Avenue circa 1905

Rattee and Kett restored the masonry on the Great Gate circa 1980.

Trinity College Gate circa 1905


Edward Bickersteth Birks, fellow, 42, clerk in Holy Orders, b Herts [vicar of Trumpington ]

Adam Sedgwick, fellow, 36, lecturer in zoology, b Norfolk

Reginald St John Parry, fellow, 33, clerk in Holy Orders, b Warwicks

Alfred Cardew Dixon, fellow, 25, student of Mathematics, b Yorks

Albert C Dew Smith, MA of Coll, 42, employer of lithographic artists, b Wilts

Harold H P Castle, visitor, 22, student Magdalene Coll Oxford, b Middlesex

William H Buckler, student of law, 26, b France

John W Cornwall, student of natural science, 20, b India

Frederick J Watson, student of medicine, 21, b Cheshire

Alfred E Stamp, student of mathematics, 21, b Middlesex

Northcote W Thomas, student of law, 22, b Salop

Robert Montgomery, student of classics, 24, b Ireland

Howard Spensley, student of history, 21, b Australia

William H Whadebat, student of law, 19, b London

Edward D C Strode, student of law, 19, b Scotland

Hugh G Frith, student of theology, 21, b Lincs

Vincent Thompson, 21, student of classics, b Yorks

Frederick W Russell, 20, student of mathematics, b Hants

Robert S Hudson, student of law, 20, b Warwicks

Richard S Davies, student of law, 21, b law

Edward [Edwin] Arney Speed, student of law, 22, b Notts

Herbert S Taylor, student of theology, 21, b Middlesex

James H Linsday, student of law, 19, b Middlesex

1901 census:

Henry Martyn Taylor, 58, Mayor of Cambridge Fellow of Trinity, b Bristol, nearly blind

John M Tinage, 58, b Sussex

John Newport Langley, 48, university lecturer, b Berks

Francis MacDonald Cornford, 27, Fellow of Trinity, b Sussex

Sedley Taylor, 66, Instructor of Music to the University Day Training College, b Surrey

Arthur Sidney Blundell Bankart, 21, student, b Devon

Matthew H Metcalfe, 15, attendant to the Mayor, b Yorks

William J Smith, 36, college porter, b Notts

Anthony G Lewis, 37, college porter, b Cambridge

John D Tabor, 31, college porter, b Cherry Hinton


Master’s Lodge

Hannah Bache, 37, housemaid, b Shrops

Jane Jones, 56, cook, b Wales

Charles G Milne, 22, footman, b St Vincent West Indies



Percy John Daniell won a scholarship in 1907 to study mathematics. He was the last Senior Wrangler in 1909.

1911 census:

John Maxwell Tinage, 68, fellow of Trinity College, b Sussex

Vincent Henry Stanton, 64, clergyman established church, b Hong Kong

Reginald St John  Parry, 53, clergyman established church, b Warwicks

Anthony Ashley Bevan, 51, fellow of Trinity College, b Middlesex

Arthur Charlewood Turner, 29, fellow of Trinity College, b London

Percy James Pearse, 27, fellow of Trinity College, b Suffolk

Watson George Neville, 25, fellow of Trinity College, b Devon

Sedley Taylor, 76, later fellow of Trinity College, b Surrey

Harry James Muggleton, 59, college porter, b Cambs

George Munns, 48, college porter, b Cambs

Herbert Twinn, 32, night watchman, b Suffolk


(Trinity Lodge)

Elizabeth McLeod, 47, widow, cook, b Scotland

Joan Spooner, 39, maid, b Middlesex

Mary Farrington, 29, housemaid, b Cambridge


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