Cambridge 2000: Brooklands Avenue: Brooklands, 24

Description: Brooklands Avenue: Brooklands, 24
Date built: c1825
Brooklands Avenue: Brooklands, 24 map for Brooklands Avenue: Brooklands, 24
Date photograph taken: 24 Apr 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

The original house in this area of the city, the property extended all the way from Hills Road to Trumpington Road. There was a lodge at either end, the one on Hills Road was demolished early in the 20th century but the one on Trumpington Road still exists in the grounds of the Botanic Garden. The house itself is not very impressive from the outside but has wonderful oak features on the ground floor, dating from the early 20th century.

The first owner, Richard Foster, founded Fosters' Bank with his brother, Ebenezer, who lived in the much grander residence of Anstey Hall in Trumpington. Their name still appears over the doorway of the Lloyds TSB bank in the centre of Cambridge.

Currently the house is occupied by English Heritage. They had an extension added in 2002.

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