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Illustration by Charles Edmund Brock

35 Madingley Road, Arundine House (Villa)

History of 35 Madingley Road

Listed Building

A house dating from the late C18, with later C19 and C20 additions, including a purpose-built artist’s studio dating from 1908, designed by the Brock brothers for their own use.

1871: Arundine Villa

Henry John Gray, 35, teacher of racquets, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 31, b Hereford

Alice hannah, 11, b Chesterton

William Henry, 10, b Chesterton

Phebe Victoria, 6, b Chesterton

Horace George, 4, b Chesterton

Adelaide Elizabeth, 3, b Chesterton

Rosa Amy, 1, b Cambridge

Mary Salome Fletcher, 18, governess, b Lincs

Sarah Greenwove, 17, servant, b Lincs

The sports company Grays International was founded by H J Gray in 1855. The racquet court at which he worked was on Parker’s Piece.







Edmund Brock, 60 printer’s reader, b Shepreth

Mary Ann, 65, b London

Charles Edmund, 31, artist painter and illustrator, b London

Richard Henry, 29, painter, b Colney Hatch

Thomas Alfred, 28, draughtsman geological plates, b Cambridge

Henry Matthew, 25, artist painter and illustrator, b Cambridge

Katharine, 24, b Cambridge

Bertha M, 21, b Cambridge

Sarah Copper, 18, servant, b London


1913: Arundine House

E Brock

R H Brock

T A Brock, MA

The Brock family had moved here about 1898 from 14 Brunswick Walk. It was to be in the family for another 70 years.

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