( see also Along the High Street )




A.   According to electoral registers, the houses in High Street were only numbered in 1950.  Before that year, other evidence must be used to determine which house is which, such as the order of the houses as it appears in various directories, registers and censuses, as well as comparing where particular families lived in different records at different times.  In some cases, what follows has to be a “best guess” that fits the evidence as well as possible.


B.   Nowadays we use the term “High Street” to mean the main road through Trumpington from Long Road south to where Hauxton Road and Shelford Road diverge.  It is that section of the former A10 which is covered here.  However, over time it has also been known variously as Cambridge Road, London Road, Trumpington Road and Main Road.


C.   We have attempted to trace properties back to the time of the census in 1851 (and in a few cases earlier still).  The majority of the buildings standing in 1851 were still in existence in 1950, and if so they are given their numbers from that year.  However, many have been lost over time.  In that case we have tried to give an indication of where, in relation to known houses, they probably stood.


D.   The oldest large-scale (25 inches to a mile) Ordnance Survey map of Trumpington shows the village as it was in 1885.  From that year onwards it is relatively easy to specify where each house stood.  However, before then (and this includes the censuses of 1881, 1871, 1861 and 1851) there has to be some speculation regarding their location.  Baker’s map of 1830 and the Inclosure Award map of 1804 both show buildings, but it can be difficult to match them with later representations.


E.    Please read the general notes about these street pages .



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Whitelocks Yard

Also known as Workhouse Yard, Whitelocks Buildings.


From 1901 onwards this group of 13 cottages (on the site of the present Whitlocks) probably consisted of four facing High Street (nos 1 to 4), a terrace of six running at right angles to High Street in the middle of the site (probably nos 5 to 10), two on the northern edge (11 and 12) and no 13 at the far (western) end.


The 1901 and 1885 Ordnance Survey maps show a very similar layout, except that in 1885 there seem also to have been two cottages on the southern edge and an extra one at the far end.  In 1891 there were 17 households recorded, 12 of them matching those from 1901 (and several of which had been there since 1851).


Going further back, the census records show the number of households to have been 17 also in 1881, 18 in 1871, 20 in 1861, and 21 in 1851.  The yard is believed to have undergone a complete re-build in the 1880s, and we have not attempted to ascribe particular people to individual houses before 1891.


1 Whitelocks Yard

Also known as 48 High Street


1891-1925     Mrs Harriet (Lloyd) Rayner with children

1891-1935     Simeon Rayner (Harriet’s son)

1935-47         Bernard and Rose (Dimmack) Mynott

1947-65         James and Mary (Waddell) Brown


2 Whitelocks Yard

(address also in High Street 1926 to 1945)


1891-95         Mrs Elizabeth (Lovett) Haslop

1901-05         Mrs Hannah (Rowe) Ilett

1911-20         Mrs Jane (Maltby) Hymus

1922-25         Miss Rachel Carter

1926-29         Miss May Bunkhall [District Nurse] (at 2 and 3 Whitelock’s Yard)

1929-33         Miss Gladys Burrow [District Nurse] (at 2 and 3 Whitelock’s Yard)

1935-45         Miss Dorothy Wood [District Nurse] (at 2 and 3 Whitelock’s Yard)

1947-65         Miss Helen Walker



3 Whitelocks Yard


1891-1916     John and Keziah (Butler) Rayner with children

1920-25         Miss Mary Hardman

1926-29         Miss May Bunkhall [District Nurse] (at 2 and 3 Whitelock’s Yard)

1929-33         Miss Gladys Burrow [District Nurse] (at 2 and 3 Whitelock’s Yard)

1935-45         Miss Dorothy Wood [District Nurse] (at 2 and 3 Whitelock’s Yard)

1947-64         Walter and Edith (Rogers) Badcock


4 Whitelocks Yard


1891-1922     Mrs Thirza (Pamplin) Utteridge with son Harry Utteridge

1922-48         Alfred and Nellie (Webb) Howard

1949-65         Alfred and Isabella (Skilling) Howard


5 Whitelocks Yard


1891-1916     Henry and Emma (Poulter) Carter with children and grandson Henry Taylor

1913-31         Henry and Mary (Thompson) Taylor with children

1934-45         Robert and Alice Frost

1946-60         Kitchener and Irene (Chamberlain) Brett

1961-64         Mrs Laura (Stockwell) Shearing


6 Whitelocks Yard


1891-1930     John and Sarah (Moden) Wilson with children

1895-64         Richard and Lilian (Saintey) Wilson (son of John and Sarah)


7 Whitelocks Yard


1891-1911     James and Mary (Lloyd) Wilson with family

1913-1948     Joseph and Elizabeth (Poulter) Wilson with children

1948-56         Augustus and Sheila (Camps) Green

1957-62         Alan and Pauline (Ablett) Darling

1963-64         Robert and Rosetta (Upton) Woodley


8 Whitelocks Yard


1891-1938     Frederick and Mary (Beer) Utteridge with father John Utteridge

1939-64         Frederick and Louisa (Goodman) Elbrow


9 Whitelocks Yard


1891-1922     Miss Sarah Saunders

1891-1934     Miss Hannah Poulter (Sarah Saunders’ niece)

1901-1965     Misses Emily and Hannah Poulter (Hannah’s daughters)


10 Whitelocks Yard


1891-1901     James and Emma (Twinn) Stearn with children

1904-11         Frank and Annie (Peters) Stearn

1913-25         John and Rebecca (Twinn) Freestone with children

1926-38         Henry and Dorothy (Starr) White with children

1939-66         George and Elizabeth (Byers) Wilson


11 Whitelocks Yard


1891-1913     Joseph and Elizabeth (Poulter) Wilson with children

1913-52         Alfred and Martha (Parish) Wilson with daughter Ivy Wilson

1952-59         Robert and Marjorie (Lander) Haylock

1960-65         Mrs Beatrice (Cousins) Lander



12 Whitelocks Yard


1891-1901     David and Sarah (French) Howard with children

1911-51         Charles and Sarah (Wilson) Seekings with children

1917-54         Albert and Violet (Angliss) Seekings (son of Charles and Sarah)

1911-65         William Seekings (son of Charles and Sarah)


13 Whitelocks Yard


1891-1931     Thomas and Rebecca (Howard) Lloyd

1934               Cecil and Emily (Elsom) Galley

1935-64         Claude and Lily (Elsom) Chapman with children


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