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12 Hills Road, (1) Cintra Terrace (7)

History of 12 Hills Road

Pevsner notes (Cambridgeshire p. 327): the retained facade of Cintra House, originally added c 1860-5 to an early C19 four-storey terrace. The design is reportedly by John Edlin, in a very coarse eclectic style, with a row of roundels and heads sticking out of them.



Digby March, 67, Captain Royal Navy, b Ireland

Maria Adelaide, 31, b Ireland

Horatio, 25, b Cornwall,

Rosamund, 22, b Suffolk

Susannah M Fox, visitor, 62, b Ireland

Elizabeth Easton, 23, servant, housemaid, b Cambridge

Lucy Cornwall, 33,  servant, parlourmaid, b Bottisham Lode

Sarah Deller, 33, servant, cook, b Cambs


(7 Hills Road)

Walter William Skeat, 35, lecturer at Christ’s College, b Middlesex

Bertha Clara, 31, b London

Bertha Marian, 9, b Norfolk

Clara Lilian, 7, b Surrey

Ethel Gertrude, 5, b Cambridge

Walter William, 4, b Cambridge

Margaret Frances, 2, b Cambridge

Mary Ann Percival, visitor, 68, nurse, b essex

Sarah Tyrrel, cook, 35, b Essex

Ruth Baker, 21, housemaid, b Foulmere

Sarah A Dickerson, 28, nurse,  b Toft

The Skeat family had moved to 27 Station Road by 1881


(1 Cintra Terrace)

Ann M Carr, widow, 57, income from money invested in railways, b London

Walter C, 25, undergraduate of Cambridge, b Kent

Eliza Wood, nurse, 65, b Essex

Elizabeth Maddicks, 31, cook, b Gloucs

Annie Pinnock, 21, housemaid, b London

Albert Russell, footman, 20, b Kent

Florence E Carr, niece, 19, b Bucks


Hannah Green, servant, 33, cook, born Horningsea

Jessie Stonebridge, 20, housemaid, born Cambridge


(12 Hills Road)

Jane Allen, 47, b Ireland

Kate Reed, servant, 30, living on own means, b Isleham

Agnes Peppercorn, 26, servant, b Cambs


Miss Jane Allen

1914: Edward Conybeare records in his diary of event sin Cambridge during WWI:

9th November – F [Mrs Conybeare] got wounded Belgians for whom Cintra Terrace is convalescent hospital into garden where they played swans like children …

Cintra Terrace was used as a VAD auxiliary Red Cross hospital in WWI


(12-14 Flat)

Lewis G Davies, b 1865, semi retired medical examiner, (member medical board military training)

Martha E Davies, b 1873

Gwynedd G Davies, b 1911

(12-14 Flat)

Eva A Fazackerley, b 1876

Mary W, b 1910, school mistress, ARP Air Warden Trumpington

George S Payne, b 1885, manager motor garage

Lottie Payne, b 1879

(12-14 Flat)

Horace W H Kennard, b 1917, medical student



(12-14 Flat)

Mally G Blair, b 1856m retired teacher

Annie P Iliffe, b 1870, retired teacher


(12-14 Flat)

Percy J Pond, b 1916, car van and lorry driver

Bessie A M Pond, b 1917, general help and caretaker to flats


Cintra House, Hills Road 1972 (MoC 53/72)

Cintra House, 114-116 Hills Road, 1975 (MoC331/75)



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