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15 Station Road, 1 Arundel Villas

History of 15 Station Road

Group of houses built c1874 possibly by Richard Reynolds Rowe. Arundel Villas are two pairs of semis which had their own shared access. Salisbury Villas were six detached properties with another shared access whilst in-between was the largest house, St Andrew’s, which had its own double access to Station Road. All the properties are similar in style, of 2-3 storeys with semi basements, of gault brick with red brick and stone dressings and slate roofs. Whilst all the buildings are different, they share common features and mostly Gothic detailing; Most have prominent gables and end chimney stacks (except no. 13) and plate glass sash windows.

The original separate (but shared) accesses have now been consolidated into one combined access road / car park, though the lime trees adjacent to the road and ‘no-fines’ concrete boundary wall is of interest in its own right.

This is a fine group of houses of consistent character, probably by an architect of some note (his Corn Exchange and Red Cow PH are Grade II Listed). They should be considered for ‘spot-listing’. In townscape terms, the no-fines concrete wall to Station Road is of interest and the rhythm of the set-back houses and avenue of trees are vital to the character of Station Road. Most of the buildings retain their rear gardens though these do not contribute greatly to the townscape, with the exception of the brick wall to no 29 which defines the edge of Tenison Road. (Camb City Council Station Area Conservation Appraisal)


(2 Poplar Villa)

Weston James Hatfield, 39, journalist newspaper

Ann Stanyon, 34, born Northants.

Annie C Dorothy, 3, born Cambridge

Margaret Emma Major, niece, 11, born Dorset

Jane Hills, servant, 19, born Gt Abington

Weston James Hatfield (1830-1871) buried Mill Road Cemetery


(1 Arundel Villas)

William Tomlin, bookseller

Arthur G, 21, student in theology, born Cambridge

Edward G, bookseller’s assistant, born Cambridge


Caroline Mingay, 35, servant, born Suffolk

Annie Mingay, 16, servant, born Suffolk


(1 Arundel Villas)

William Tomlin, 54, bookseller, born Chesterton

Frances A Tomlin, wife, 51, born Chelsea

Florence Wright, stepdaughter, 26, born Cambridge

Kate Louisa, stepdaughter, 23, born Cambridge

Herbert Tomlin, son, 25, bookseller’s assistant, born Cambridge

Minnie Tomlin, daughter in law, 25, born Cambridge

Caroline Mingay, 47, servant, born Cambridge

Sarah Badcock, 16, servant, born Caldecott

Herbert R Tomlin, 5 weeks, grandson, born Chesterton


John P Gray, 76, bookbinder, born Cambridge


Ernest E, son, 25, cabinet maker, born Cambridge

Clara Langley, servant


Eliza Sarah Gray, 80, widow, born Cambridge

Clara Langley, servant, 30, born Cambridge


(no occupant)


John White


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