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Chesterton Lane looking west towards Northampton Street pre 1913

Chesterton Lane (South Side)

History of Chesterton Lane (South Side

Chesterton Lane, south side 19th cent.

Chesterton Lane looking west towards Northampton Street 1896 (MoC112/55A)(W Tams)

The photo looks west towards the junction with Castle Hill and Northampton Street. In the far ground can be seen William Collin, coal and coke merchant, builder’s merchant who occupied 1 Northampton Street in 1913.  The buildings in the foreground, the south side of Chesterton Lane were pulled down in 1911, as part of the development of the Magdalene College site.



Albert Painter, 71, cab proprietor, b Norfolk

Eliza, 68, b Norfolk

Percy, 27, single, butler, b Cambridge

Alfred, grandson, 18, hairdresser assistant,  b London


James Crook, 41, cabdriver, b Cambridge

Emma Jane, 36, b Cambridge

Emily Mary, 14, b Cambridge

Charles, 6 wks, b Cambridge


Steavin Mayes, 47, labourer, b Suffolk

Emilly, 45, b Suffolk

Ethel, 16, day girl, b Suffolk

Alfred, 14, errand boy, b Suffolk

William, 12, b Suffolk

Charley, 11, b Suffolk


George Cornell, 67, widower, gardener, b Cherry Hinton

Alice Ann, 34, b Cambridge


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