Royal Commission Survey of Cambridge 1959: house … not shown in R G Baker’s map of 1830 but must have been built very shortly afterwards. A large semi-octagonal bay was added on the W and the interior subdivided lat in the same century….The house though of composed ‘villa’ type shows a departure from strict symmetry towards a picturesque composition.
Built 1855 for architect John Smith. See history of New Town.
1901: 1 Brookside
John Smith, widower, 86, insurance agent, b Cambridge
Katharine, 49, b Cambridge
Emma, 44, b Cambridge
Jane Kirkup, 58, nurse, b Cambridge
Ethel Scott, 26, housemaid, b Cambridge
Minnie Nunn, 28, cook, b Cambs
1911: 1 Brookside Bateman Street
Katherine Smith, 59, private means, b Cambridge
Emma, sister, 54, private means, b Cambridge
Margaret, sister, 49, private means, b Cambridge
Jane E Kirkup, 68, servant, sewing maid, b Cambridge
Louisa Nunn, housemaid, 25, b Sutton Ely
Minnie Nunn, 38, cook, b Sutton Ely
University Botanic Garden
Stewart M Walters
Botanical Society of the British Isles
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