..is dated 1846 on a stone panel in the S gable end. It is of some interest as an early example of the lofty, irregularly-planned house of indeterminate Gothic inspiration that was soon to appear in great numbers suburban development in most parts of the country.
Cambridge, Mill Road Depot, OS grid ref: TL4641 5794 (Pre-Construct Archaeology Report 13884)
Archaeological evaluation revealed a series of late 19th and early 20th century walls, including a coal cellar and possible fire place. Historic mapping confirms that these are parts of the remains of ‘The Limes’, a villa built in the mid 19th century for the Headly brothers who owned the Eagle Foundry in the northern part of the site. The villa was demolished in the early 1960s.
James Headley, 47, civil engineer empl. 34 and 4 boys, b Cambridge
1871: The Limes
James Headley, engineer manager of coprolite, b Cambridge
1881: The Limes
James Headley, engineer and merchant, 67, b Cambridge
1891: The Limes
Algernon H Lyon, 36, solicitor, b Cambridge
Henry A G Sherlock, District Engineer GER, b Worcester
H A G Sherlock
(121b) The Cambridge Artificial Stone Company
(121a) A J Nunn, builders
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