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1 Brookside

1 Brookside, Trumpington Road (Bateman Street)

History of 1 Brookside

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


Miss Smith


University Botanic Garden

Stewart M Walters

Botanical Society of the British Isles


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