By the mid 1890s the land around Harvey Road and St Paul’s Road had been built up and the desirability of the area for members of the University began to decline in favour of the new houses in West Cambridge. Following a row over the conveyance of a piece of garden from no.11 to no.12 Harvey Road, resulting in the spoiling of a tennis lawn, the Reverend Boughey told the Bursar of Caius:
If my tennis lawn goes I shall probably go myself. Of course I do not hold this house directly from Caius but houses in this part do not now let very quickly and an empty house in Harvey Road may possibly interfere with the letting of a Drosier Road house [just completed on land adjacent to Harvey Road.] It is only fair to ad that I am not certain in any case to stay on here after my lease expires next year: it depends on —- the reduction of the rent of this house. If I leave I expect Morley will have to reduce it considerable.
(11a) R Simms
(11b) Gordon Middleton
(11c) George Hickson
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