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Corpus Buildings, Trumpington Street c.1905

57 Trumpington Street (Corpus Building)

History of 57 Trumpington Street

Alfred Lord Tennyson and his brother Charles first occupied rooms at no.12 Rose Crescent [? number uncertain] and then 57 Corpus Buildings Trumpington Street. Tennyson’s son, Hallam, wrote about the time in his memoirs of 1897. Tennyson was at Trinity College from 1828-31 but left without taking his degree.


William Rowlandson, 65, formerly in the Manchester Trade [?], b Westmoreland

Emma, 63, b London

Emma L, 31, b London

William H, 28, clergyman of the Church of England assistant tutor at college, b London

Mary E, 24, b London

Mary A Marshall, 19, housemaid, b Comberton

Emma Webb, cook, 18, b Barton



George Wallis, 45, surgeon, b Cambridge

Esther Upchurch, 30, cook, b Wicken

Henry H Wright, 14, house boy, b London



Albert E King, solicitor, b Longstanton



Jones and Lennox, dentists

Alfred Jones, dental surgeon to Addenbrookes Hospital

B H Jones

Miss Gifford


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