Capturing Cambridge
  • search
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Springfield, Cherry Hinton Road

History of Springfield Cherry Hinton Road

Listed building:early C19



James Edward Preston, 54, cattle dealer, born Cambridge

Sarah, 60, born Leics

Ellen, 28, born Cherryhinton

Marian, 20, born Cherryhinton

Ellen Balls, servant, 15, born Linc.




Charles James Mapey, 42, commercial traveller condiment manufacture, born Hants.

Lily T Case Mapey, 40, born London

Leslie Edward Smith, 13, nephew, born London

Florence E Billington, 27, companion, ladies companion, born Beds

Sophia M Loder, servant, 20, born Egypt

Charles James Mapey and Lilian Kate Case married in 1895 in Lambeth, London.


Tom Staneland Ablewhite

Springfields is a large house set back from the road backing onto the stream that runs from the spring nearby. It is listed and is believed to date from the early 19th century.

Ventress Farm Site 1927

Ventress Farm Site 1927

The 1911 census records Charles J Mapey commercial traveller living at the address. But by 1913 Charles Mapey had moved to Ferndale near the junction with Mowbray Road and had bought the Cherry Hinton Granaries at The Paddocks. Springfield was occupied by W P Kirton, the Conservative Agent for the Eastern Div. of Cambs according to the Cambridge Directory.

Occupants prior to 1900 are hard to trace since the house is not easily identifiable in the censuses. It may be that it was the residence of Thomas Emson engineer and agricultural machinist who was resident in this part of the road in 1881.

Sources: UK Census


Do you have any information about the people or places in this article? If so, then please let us know using the Contact page or by emailing

Dear Visitor,


Thank you for exploring historical Cambridgeshire! We hope you enjoy your visit.


Did you know that we are a small, independent Museum and that we rely on donations from people like you to survive?


If you love Capturing Cambridge, and you are able to, we’d appreciate your support today.


Every donation makes a world of difference.


Thank you,

The Museum of Cambridge