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1 Scroope Terrace, Trumpington Street

History of 1 Scroope Terrace

Scroope Terrace

Royal Commission Survey of Cambridge 1959: the N part of the site was let by Gonville and Caius College on building leases for forty years in 1839 and house 1 to 7, forming a symmetrical block, were then built. Nos 8 to 12 were added by the College, in uniform style, in 1864 at a cost of £8,704. … Inside Nos 1 to 3 have been remodelled for the University School of Architecture; Nos 9 to 12 have been more or less altered to form the Royal Hotel.



Edward Walker, 30, MA private tutor, b Essex

Anne, 27, b Leicester

Brida W, 2, b Cambridge

John Turnbull, 25, student, b Sussex

Jane Lyell, 30, servant, b Kent

Ann Brosske, servant, 26, b Notts

Esther Taylor, 18, servant, b Herts



John Willis Clark

John Willis Clark, 47, supervisor of university museum of zoology, b Cambridge

Frances M Clark, 35, b Russia

Edward Mellish Clark, 6, b Cambridge

William Henry Clark, 5, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Watkin, 47, lady’s maid, b Bristol

Harriet Cook, 34, cook, b Cambs

Louisa Swan, 28, parlour maid, b Cambridge

Eliza Cowell, 20, housemaid, b Hunts



Sir James Dewar [absent]

Eliza Armitage, 56, cook, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Long, housemaid, 19, b Ely

Dewar was a distinguished chemist. He is remembered for the invention of the vacuum flask.


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