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Leonard Doncaster (1877-1920)

3 Millington Road, Millington Lodge

History of Millington Lodge


Leonard Doncaster, Superintendent of the Museum of Zoology


The Hartridge family (Hamilton, his wife Kathleen and their 4 children) lived there from at least 1920 (when it was listed on their son Gerald’s baptism record) or possibly earlier, until it was sold in 1928.

Hamilton Hartridge in 1931 (National Portrait Gallery)

Dr Hamilton Hartridge FRS was a professor in physiology at the university. His daughter, Doreen Anne, did the illustrations for his anatomy publications and illustrations.

Among other topics Hamilton Hartridge had numerous papers published on the subject of bats and how they navigate, and was one of the first scientists to propose echolocation as their method, which paved the way for research into sonar.

1928 property sold

3 Millington Road, 1928 sale description


Hugh Hamshaw Thomas


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