Cambridge 2000: Lucy Cavendish College: Madingley Road: Marshall House (Balliol Croft)

Description: Lucy Cavendish College: Madingley Road: Marshall House (Balliol Croft)
Date built: 1886
Architect: J.J. Stevenson
Lucy Cavendish College: Madingley Road: Marshall House (Balliol Croft) (J.J. Stevenson) map for Lucy Cavendish College: Madingley Road: Marshall House (Balliol Croft)
Date photograph taken: 07 Apr 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

A strangely narrow building for this neighbourhood, now part of Lucy Cavendish College. The college bought the house in 1991, at which time they renamed it from Balliol Croft, it's original name, to Marshall House, in honour of Alfred Marshall, the economist, who, along with his wife Mary Paley Marshall, was the first owner.

Marshall was a Fellow at St John's but when he married Paley in 1877 he had to give up his fellowship. He then went to Bristol and in 1883 moved on to become a Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford, before returning to Cambridge in 1884. This perhaps explains the origin of the name of the house.

When the college bought the house, they converted it to student accomodation, but in 2001 it was converted back to the original layout and became the President's Lodge.

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