Whewell House, 62 Grange Road was erected by William Sindall in 1906, a builder whose yards were located in Newnham, on one of five plots leased from St John’s College in 1899. The house was built to the designs of Amian Lister Champneys (1879-1951), architect and author. Amian Champneys was the son of the esteemed Victorian architect Basil Champneys (1842-1935), one of the pioneers of the ‘Queen Anne’ style, whose most notable designs include Rylands Library in Manchester (listed at Grade I) and Mansfield College in Oxford (listed at Grade II*). An alumnus of Trinity College Cambridge, Basil Champneys designed a multitude of academic buildings in Cambridge, including a number of Grade II* and Grade II listed buildings for Newnham College between 1874 and 1913, and 48 Grange Road (c1880, listed at Grade II).
Lassa Francis Lawrence Oppenheim, Whewell professor of International Law
1925 – 1940:
Eveline D Hutchinson, b 1864, private means
Gertrude M Hynes, b 1911, housemaid
Jean C Clarke, b 1920, housemaid
Annie B Sanderson, b 1893, servant
1940 – 1951:
During World War II, this a Cambridge sub-Area HQ.
Professor Edward Austin Gossage Robinson
Late C20: Trinity College converted the house for student accommodation
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