Capturing Cambridge
  • search
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
16 Church Street Fen Ditton

16 Church Street, Fen Ditton

History of 16 Church Street

Listed building:

House, dated 1828 on brick in south gable. Painted gault brick.

1861: unnumbered

Ann Harvey, 69, married, proprietor of houses, b Chesterton

Mary Witt, boarder, widow, 70, dressmaker, b Maidstone Kent

Shadrach Jacob, boarder, widower, 72, retired grocer, b Chesterton

Cambridge Chronicle and Journal 24th August 1861:

Fearful Tragedy at Fen Ditton 1861

The newspaper account of the murder of Ann Harvey by her son Thomas, and his suicide.

Map of the centre of Fen Ditton village in 1901. Ann Harvey’s house is immediately north of the almshouses next to the capital ‘P’.

1901 OS map: central Fen Ditton


Do you have any information about the people or places in this article? If so, then please let us know using the Contact page or by emailing

Dear Visitor,


Thank you for exploring historical Cambridgeshire! We hope you enjoy your visit.


Did you know that we are a small, independent Museum and that we rely on donations from people like you to survive?


If you love Capturing Cambridge, and you are able to, we’d appreciate your support today.


Every donation makes a world of difference.


Thank you,

The Museum of Cambridge