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Hinton Lodge

100 Blinco Grove, Hinton Lodge (Morley Memorial School Early Years)

History of Hinton Lodge, Blinco Grove


John Looker, 57, land agent & auctioneer, born Hunts

Margaret, 55, born London

Grace J Wain, gr. daughter, 11mos, born Chiswick

Emma Poulter, servant, 25, cook, born Bottisham

Margaret Bevan, servant, 16, housemaid, born Cambridge

Caroline Cursley, 17, nurse, born Hunts.


William George Hobbs, 52, bank manager, born Hackney

Rose, 55, born London

Phyllis Milton, 18, born Northampton

Alice Daisy Miller, 17, housemaid, born Duxford

Hinton Lodge dates from Victorian times and the original entrance was from Cavendish Avenue. A drive would have come past the coaching house to the front door.  in the 1890s the house was the home of Arthur Maddison described in 1891 as a commercial traveller.

There was obviously some confusion in the early 20th century as to whether the house’s postal address was in Blinco Grove or Cavendish Avenue (see 1911 census return). The owner Mr Hobbs clearly thinks his address is Cavendish Avenue but the enumerator has filled in 100 Blinco Grove.


Michael Bowyer records in Air Raid! pub 1886 that during the bombing attack of 9th May 1941 several incendiary bombs landed in the garden here.


Home of Dr J T Saunders, father of Squadron Leader Robert Saunders. He was father of actress Jennifer Saunders.

John Tennant Saunders was a Fellow of Christs College who taught biology. He came originally from the ‘Toll House’ in Broxbourne.


John T Saunders

The house was sold to the council in the early 1970s and used since then as an annexe to Morley School. Now used for early years, it was used at one point to house top junior classes (Cambridge Weekly News 1.10.1981).

Sources: Cambridge News (Cambridgeshire Collection)



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