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Tour 3 – Luard Road area, Queen Edith’s

Self Guided Tour of Luard Road area of Queen Edith's, Cambridge


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.


Start on Hills Road, outside St John the Evangelist Church

1.St John the Evangelist Parish Church

2.Cavendish College

3.Homerton College

4.221 Hills Road, home of the Bidder family

Turn right into Luard Road

5.Luard Road

6.1 Luard Road, home of Robert Whipple scientific instrument maker and founder of the Whipple Museum

7.5 Luard Road, home of Professor German Sims Woodhead, pathologist

8.9 Luard Road, home of Thomas Pigg-Strangeways, founder of the Cambridge Research Hospital

9.8 Luard Road, home of George Briggs, professor of Botany

10.11 Luard Road, home of Gerald Smyth, RAF, who was killed in an accident in 1918

11.23 Luard Road, home of Philip Dee, physicist

12.25 Luard Road, home of Elsie Watchorn, biochemist

13.31 Luard Road, life in war-time

14.4 Sedley Taylor Road, home of Nevill Francis Mott, physicist and Charles Hamson, lawyer

15.44 Sedley Taylor Road, home of Raul Richards, botanist

16.5 Sedley Taylor Road, home of L J Potts, lecturer in literature

17.42 Sedley Taylor Road, home of Max Perutz, Nobel Prize for Chemistry

18.6 Sedley Taylor Road, home of Juda Hirsch Quastel, biochemist

19.8 Sedley Taylor Road, home of Tim Whitworth, teacher and chess expert

20.12 Sedley Taylor Road, home of Ronald Ede, agricultural scientist, Valentine Chapman, plant collector, Thomas Lethbridge, explorer, and Peter Mosedale, educationalist

21.14 Sedley Taylor Road, home of Herbert Durham, pathologist

22.34 Sedley Taylor Road, home of Patrick Murray, zoologist and David Hardman, politician

23.15 Sedley Taylor Road, home of George Walker, mathematician

24.32 Sedley Taylor Road, home of Hugh Claye, WWI flying ace

25.17 Sedley Taylor Road, William Vaughan Lewis, geographer

26.31 Sedley Taylor Road, home of John Cockcroft, Nobel Prize for Physics, Alexander Todd, biochemist and Nevill Francis Mott, physicist.

27.18 Sedley Taylor Road, home of John Fleming Brock, medical researcher, and Alan Rook, clinical pathologist

28.29 Sedley Taylor Road, home of Sir David Williams, civil liberties scholar

29.19 Sedley Taylor Road, home of Sir James Beament, insect physiologist

30.20 Sedley Taylor Road, home Arthur Parker-Rhodes, photopathologist

31.21 Sedley Taylor Road,  home of Frederick Shotton, geologist, and Eric Moullin, electrical engineer

32.26 Sedley Taylor Road, home of the Gray family

33.22 Sedley Taylor Road, home of the Rishbeth family

34.23 Sedley Taylor Road, home of the Miller family, founders of Millers Music Centre

Turn left into Long Road

35.Huccaby (possible location)

36.2 Long Road, home of David Shoenberg, physicist

Turn left into Hills Road

37.288 Hills Road, Henry Apthorpe, company director and artist

38.291 Hills Road, home of Frederick Hiam, agriculturalist

39.289 Hills Road, home of William Cutlack, brewery manager and military commander

40.266 Hills Road, home of John Bryn Edwards, Baronet and politician

41.263 Hills Road, home of Walter Layton, 1st Baron Layton, economist and Liberal politician

42.254 Hills Road, home of Dr George Graham-Smith, lecturer in hygiene

43.251 Hills Road, home of Philip Franklen-Evans who died in action in 1918

44.250 Hills Road, home of Ernest Peck, pharmaceutical chemist and expert on poison gas in WWI

45.248 Hills Road, home of Major Arthur Chaplin who died from his wounds in 1917.

46.244 Hills Road, home of Harold Murray, educationalist and chess expert

47.247 Hills Road, home of Sir Andrew Claye, gynaecologist

Return to St John’s Church











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