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Meadow Cottage, November 1965

Meadow Cottage, 58 Wimpole Road, Barton

History of 58 Wimpole Road, Barton

Listed building:

Cottage. Late C17 or early C18, enlarged mid C20. Timber-framed, rendered and reed thatched with rebuilt stack.


The Eedles lived in the cottage about this time and installed a electrolytic damp course as well as a Cambridge street lamp. Margaret remembers that the downstairs toilet used to flood in heavy rain. (email from PE 2023 sent with photos)

Margaret at Meadow Cottage, Barton, October 1965

Taken from the Leys recreation ground, possibly once an archery range.

Margaret at Meadow Cottage back garden, November 1965

This photo shows the stable block and the Cambridge City street lamp.

Margaret at Meadow Cottage, Barton, October 1965

Paul at Meadow Cottage, Barton, 1 November 1965

Meadow Cottage, Barton, October 1965

Margaret at Meadow Cottage, November 1965



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