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Tour 7 – Devonshire, St Barnabas and Station Roads

Self Guided Tour of Station and local rpads


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.

Note the City Council’s own study of this area:


Start at the junction of Tenison and Devonshire Road. Proceed along Devonshire Road.

1.97 Tenison Road, corner with Devonshire Road, home of the Bausor family and Youth Hostel

2. 42 Devonshire Road, home of Edward Parmenter, engine driver

3. 40 Devonshire Road, home of Col-Sergt Waldron, recruiting officer for Royal Navy and Royal Marines

4. 18 Devonshire Road, home of Walter Laird, RSPCA inspector

5. 4 Devonshire Road, Railway Mission Hall

6. 1-2 Devonshire Road, Midland tavern

7. 112 Mill Road, Great Eastern Temperance Hotel

Turn left on to Mill Road

8. 109 Mill Road (north side), The White Swan

9. 100 Mill Road, home of John and Susan Brooks

10. 103 Mill Road (north side), home of Adelaide Waters

11. 94a Mill Road, Mrs Gee reminisces

12. 92a Mill Road

13. 99 Mill Road, The Bath House (north side)

Turn left into St Barnabas Road

14. St Barnabas Church

15. 57 St Barnabas Road, vicarage

16. 55 St Barnabas Road, W H Duke, lecturer in classic

17. 49 St Barnabas Road, 2nd Lt Islay Ferrier Burns, killed in action 1917

18. 58 St Barnabas Road, home of the Sennitt family and the German spy Jan Ter Braak 1940-41

19. 50 St Barnabas Road, home of David Diringer, linguist and palaeographer

20. 19 St Barnabas Road, home of Alexander Wood, physicist

21. 17 St Barnabas Road, home of Uberto Limentani, Italian academic

15 St Barnabas Road, home of zoologist Sydney Smith and his sister Kate

16a St Barnabas Road, modern German eco-house built in 2015

22. 12 St Barnabas Road, early flying machine

23. 11 St Barnabas Road, home of Israel Abrahams, Jewish scholar

24. 6 St Barnabas Road, Lt-Col Saint DSO, died of wound 1918

25. 4 St Barnabas Road, home of Bausor family

26. 2 St Barnabas Road, Capt. Alec John MC, killed 1918

Turn left into Tenison Road

27. 93 Tenison Road, Haydn H Inwards, teacher of music

28. 126-128 Tenison Road, Bedwell’s Organ Works

29. 134 Tenison Road, L-Corporal Gilbert Townsend, killed in action 1915

30. 152 Tenison Road, home of Edward Baker

Turn left into Station Road

31. Wilton Terrace (demolished 2016)

32. 4 Wilton Terrace, 38 Station Road, (site of) home of Thorold Gosset, mathematician

33. 3 Wilton Terrace, (site of) home of Thomas Ball, discoverer of superphosphates

34. 2 Wilton Terrace, (site of) home of organist and composer Felix Morley

35. 1 Wilton Terrace, (site of) 32 Station Road, home of Alfred Kett, builder, son of George Kett

Return west along Station Road

36. 29 Station Road, Basque Refugee Hostel,  home of Robert Farren, artist

37. 27 Station Road, home of William Skeet, philologist

38. 25 Station Road, home of Alexander Kirkpatrick, professor of Hebrew

39. 16 Station Road, (site of) home of Tillyard family

40. 23 Station Road, home of Tebbutt famil. 2nd Lt Oswald Tebbutt killed in action 1915; 2nd Lt Roger Tebbutt killed in action 1918.

41. 21 Station Road, home of physicist John Strutt 3rd Baron Rayleigh

42. 19 Station Road, home of Thomas Birks, theologian

43. 17 Station Road, home of William Wright, orientalist

44. 13 Station Road, home of Passingham then Kett families

45. 1 Station Road (Hills Road), Great Northern Hotel

46. 2 Station Road, Poplar Cottage, (site of) Rattee and Kett building yard

47. Station Road

48. The Homecoming War Memorial








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