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Victoria Homes

History of Victoria Homes

The Cambridge Victoria Friendly Society was founded in 1837 to provide almshouses for decayed members of benefit societies. The first homes were in cottages in James Street, Barnwell. In 1841 the range at this location was built, designed by George Bradwell. After 1850 further accommodation was provided in separate groups of single-storey dwellings. (see 1959 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Survey of Cambridge)


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