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Hodson’s Folly

History of Hodson's Folly

This is a summerhouse built in 1887 by John Hodson, butler at Pembroke College, in order to keep an eye on his daughter as she swam in the river.

Link to Cambridge City information board about Hodson’s Folly:

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/sites/default/files/hidden-cambridge-hodsons-folly-information-board.pdf

and a Wikipedia article about Coe Fen generally:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coe_Fen

In 2016 Allan Brigham wrote a history of the folly for the Cambridgeshire Local History Review which you can read as a PDF here.

Hodson’s Garden. Allan Brigham. Cambridgeshire Local History Review 2016

 

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