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Tour 8 – War Memorial Hills Road and Brooklands Avenue area

Self Guided Tour of Brooklands Avenue area


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 War Memorial at the unction of Hills and Station Roads.

The Homecoming War Memorial

1.2 Station Road, Poplar Cottage

2. 92 Hills Road (site of), @nd Lt Roland George Ingle, killed in action 1916

3. 96 Hills Road (site of), home of Thoday family

4. 98 Hills Road (site of), home of Felix Morley, composer

5. 102 Hills Road (site of), home of George Kett

6. 104 Hills Road, site of Heffer and Sons Printing Works

7. 106 Hills Road, The Flying Pig

8. 108 Hills Road, (site of ) The Osborne Arms

9. 110 Hills Road, home of artist Robert Farren

10. 112 – 114 Hills Road (site of) depot of the Ortona Motor Company

11. 81 Hills Road, home of artist Alfred Southwick

12. 83 Hills Road, home of Alfred Kett

13. 93 Hills Road, home of Joseph Masters, organist and poor rate collector

14. 111 Hills Road, home of Solomon Schiller, Jewish academic

15. 117 Hills Road, home of William Constable, artist in stained glass

The Royal Albert Almshouses

16. 125 Hills Road, Beales Coal Wharf

17. 129 Hills Road, The Earl of Derby

Turn right into Brooklands Avenue

18. Brooklands Avenue

19. 1 Brooklands Avenue, home of Rev John Merrin

20. 3 Brooklands Avenue, home of the Bales family

21. 5 Brooklands Avenue, home of George Kett and Owen Whitehouse

Turn left into  Clarendon Road

22. 19 Clarendon Road, home of Algernon Campkin, pharmacist and mayor

Turn right into Fitzwilliam Road

23. 5 Fitzwilliam Road (site of) Cottage Home for Little Orphan Girls

24. 3 Fitzwilliam Road, home of Major Cotterill, university coach in military subjects

Turn right into Shaftesbury Road

25. 5 Shaftesbury Road, home of Edward Prior, professor of Fine Art

26. 3 Shaftesbury Road, 2nd Lt Roland Ingle, killed in action 1916

Turn left into Brooklands Avenue and stay on south side

27. Accordia

28. Brooklands, home of the Foster family

29. Brooklands Farm

Cross to north side of road and turn to east

30. 23 Brooklands Avenue, home of John Carter Jonas

31. 21 Brooklands Avenue, home of MacIntosh and Hughes families

32. 19 Brooklands Avenue, former Winston House Boys’ Hostel

33. 22 Brooklands Avenue, home of Sir William Pope, chemist

34. 20 Brooklands Avenue, home of Geldard family

35. 18 Brooklands Avenue, home of George Kett

36. 15A Brooklands Avenue, formerly Hope Nursing Home, home of Wetenhall and Tillyard families







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