Cumberbatch Family History

56 Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, London, England


Guessed. Cambridge Terrace was in Tyburnia, see: mentions it twice:

... Grand Junction Street having been almost completed as a tree-lined avenue, bordered by carriage roads called Cambridge Terrace to the north and Oxford Terrace to the south. The whole of the area south of Grand Junction Street had been filled by 1840, except Gloucester Square, Sussex Square, and a small gap at the avenue's western end. Star Street, farther north, had also been finished.

It is not known how far Gutch was responsible for architectural details in the 1830s, as the Italianate style evolved and brick gave way to stucco. Another Gothic church, St. James's, designed partly by Gutch, was built at the end of Grand Junction Street in 1841-3. (fn. 60) Houses were generally built one storey higher than in the 1820s, the effect being sometimes to produce a verticality which strained the classical orders 'almost to breaking point': circular turrets softened the angles of the layout, and bow fronts afforded north-south terraces, such as Hyde Park Street, a glimpse of the park. The monumental Hyde Park Gardens was designed by John Crake (fn. 61) but presumably it was Gutch who decided to repeat the back-to-front principle of Connaught Place, with mews behind the entrances to the north and the main rooms facing the park across a large strip of communal garden. The same arrangement was used in Gloucester Square, where in the 1840s George Ledward Taylor's houses (fn. 62) faced the central garden, with their entrances in the approach roads behind. Taylor, who took over many sites from Crake, also built Chester (later Strathearn) Place and part of Hyde Park Square. (fn. 63) The new emphasis on gardens, marking a shift from status to amenity, was to be copied both in Kensington and Bayswater.

Several of the new houses had notable residents. (fn. 64) No. 32 Cambridge Terrace...

Latitude: 51.5153139, Longitude: -0.1659944


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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Residence    Person ID 
1 Cumberlege, Alexander Bulstrode  1 Jan 187656 Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, London, England I3580