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Tour 1 – St Paul’s area of Petersfield, Cambridge

Self Guided Tour of Glisson Road area of Petersfield

Preface

The list below of links to the Capturing Cambridge website is a selection of the more interesting entries en route. Information about most of the buildings, and their historical occupants,  that you will pass on this tour, and many that have vanished, can be accessed on the web site.

As with our other tours, suggestion of corrections and additions are most welcome and should offered via the email address on the website.

Guide

The list below of links to the Capturing Cambridge website is a selection of the more interesting entries en route. Information about most of the buildings, and their historical occupants,  that you will pass on this tour, and many that have vanished, can be accessed on the web site.

As with our other tours, suggestions of corrections and additions are most welcome and should be offered via the email address on the website.

The City Council’s own report on this area should be noted:

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/media/2844/new-town-and-glisson-road-area-appraisal.pdf

Start at the north end of Gresham Road next to Parker’s Piece. Walk south along Gresham Road until the junction with Harvey Road.

1.Parker’s Pieces

2.1 Gresham Road – Gresham House

3.Fenner’s

Turn right into Harvey Road

4.9 Harvey Road, home of Arthur Evans, ornithologist

5.7 Harvey Road, home of Reginald Philip Gregory, fellow of St John’s, lecturer in Botany, cricketer who was gassed in France and died of flu in 1918

6.5 Harvey Road, home of John Gaston Leathem, mathematician

7.6 Harvey Road, home of John Neville Keynes, economist and Florence Ada Keynes, writer

8.4 Harvey Road, home of William Henry Besant, mathematician

9.12 Harvey Road, home of Reynold Alleyne Nicholson, lecturer in Persian

10.1 Drosier Road, home of Rev Joseph Henry Gray, Fellow of Queen’s College

11.3 Harvey Road, home of Frederick William Dootson, chemist

12.1 Harvey Road, home of Herbert Somerton Foxwell, economist

Turn left into Hills Road

13.2 Hills Road, Wanstead House, home of William Eaden Lilley

14.4 Hills Road, home of Thomas Quinlivan, Roman Catholic priest

15.9 Hills Road, Caius Houses, home of Pryor family who ran a successful fish business in Petty Cury. In 1917 it was the location of the Shrubbery School.

16.11 Hills Road, formerly 63 Hills Road and Caius House Boarding School

17.12 Hills Road, Cintra Terrace, home of Walter William Skeat, professor of Anglo-Saxon

18.Cheshunt College, Hills Road

19.16 Hills Road, Cintra Terrace, home of Elizabeth Dias Santos, catholic benefactress

20.18 Hills Road, Cintra Terrace, home of Thomas McKenny Hughes, geologist

21.20 Hills Road, home of Rosamund E M Harding, musicologist

22.22 Hills Road, home of George Downing Living, chemist

23.St Paul’s Church

Turn left into St Paul’s Road

24.14 St Paul’s Road, home of Rev Henry Paine Stokes. Built 1853 by G G Scott.

25.2 St Paul’s Road, Captain James Cunningham killed in action 1918

26.11-13 St Paul’s Road, Elie Almshouses

Turn right into Gresham Road

27.7 Gresham Road, Iona, home of Rev Robert Harvey Strachan of St Columba’s and Westminster College

Turn right into Glisson Road

28.25-29 Glisson Road warehouse

Turn left into Lyndewode

29.5 Lyndewode Road, home of Joseph Maria Batistai Roca, Catalan scholar

30.12 Lyndewode Road, home of Captain Walter Douglas Aston d.1917

31.13 Lyndewode Road, home of Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Jones, and Prof. John Martin Plumley

32.15 Lyndewode Road, Waituna, home of Annie Carnegie Brown, first Cambridge policewoman

Turn left into Mawson Road

33.108 Mawson Road, home of Edward Headley, ironmonger and iron foundry owner

34.104 Mawson Road, home of Richard Daniel Kleeman, Australian physicist

35.102 Mawson Road, home of Frederick Tom Brooks, botanist

36.92 Mawson Road, home of Arthur Hayward, cricketer

37.68 Mawson Road, home of David J Scott, photographer

38.53 Mawson Road, originally no.1 Mawson Road

39.40 Mawson Road, Live and Let Die Public House

40.41 Mawson Road, used to be a grocers shop

41.History of Mawson Road and Union Terrace

42.18 Mawson Road, home of John Arnold, dairyman and family

Turn left into Cross Street

Turn left into Glisson Road

43.92 Glisson Road, former grocer’s shop, originally 13 Caius Street

44.87-91 Glisson Road, warehouse, in 1913 D Hayward’s tent warehouse and marquee store

45.Caius Terrace

46.77 Glisson Road, home of Charles George Lamb, electrical engineer

47.49 Glisson Road, Avondale, home of William George Fearnsides and Rev Robert Newton Flew

Turn right into Gresham to return to start of walk

Contribute

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 capturingcambridge@museumofcambridge.org.uk.