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18 (10) Hills Road (4 Cintra Terrace)

History of 18 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.


(10) uninhabited

Likely to have been the home of Alexander and Hannah Tracy in 1861.  Certainly their home from 1865.



(10 Hills Road)

Mary Ann Papworth, 30, cook, b Fenstanton

Emili Barker, 20, housemaid, b Fenstanton

Emma Lester, 15, waiting maid, b March

Home of the Tracy family until their deaths in 1877


(4 Cintra Terrace)



Thomas McKenny Hughes, 58, University Professor of Geology

Mary Caroline

Thomas McKenny, 7, b Cambridge

George Ravenworth, 2, b Cambridge

Sarah Pament, servant, 37, cook,

Ellen Lee, 34, nurse, b Cambridge, b Norfolk

Alice Crampton, 29, parlourmaid, b Westmoreland

Annie Eliza Case, 27, housemaid, b Westmoreland

Eleanor Elsom, 15, kitchenmaid, b Essex


Thomas M Hughes, 68, b Wales, Professor of Geology at Cambridge University

Mary C, 38, b Westmoreland

George R, 12,

Alfred W, 5,

Ellen See, 42, b Norfolk, nurse

Sarah Bate, 33, b Worcs, cook

Mary Griffin, 18, b Worcs, parlourmaid

Paula Schmatz, 18, b Germany, housemaid

Agnes Pearson, 16, b Cumberland, kitchenmaid

Thomas McKenny Hughes (1832-1917) was professor of geology at Cambridge University. He was a key figure in the establishment of the Sedgwick Museum.

Mary Caroline Weston was the daughter of Rev G F Weston of Crosby Ravensworth. They had three sons. Tom was killed in 1918 while carrying out aerial reconnaissance behind enemy lines; George was clerk to the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths and Alfred became an entomologist.

In 1911 the family were living at 21 Brooklands Avenue in the house called Ravensworth.


(Flat 1) Ralph Brown, b 1898, school master

James Buchanan, b 1901, school master, auxiliary fire service Cambridge

(Flat 2) Constance Wootten, 1875, retired

(Flat 5) Charles W B Wright, b 1882, research worker

Kathleen A Wright, b 1887

Elizabeth Ferry, b 1857, medical nurse retired






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