Cambridge 2000: Gonville and Caius College: Harvey Road: 6
From 1570 until around 1860, Fellows of Cambridge colleges were not
allowed to marry, but after this restriction was relaxed (in some
colleges not until university statues allowing marriage were approved
in 1882) there was a spurt of new houses built in the city over the
following few decades, because colleges themselves did not have
In particular, eight large semi-detached houses
were built on the south side of Harvey Road in the early 1880s,
along with some similar houses on the north side of the road.
Number 6 is typical of the houses, but it also happens to be the
house where John Maynard Keynes, the economist, was born in 1883,
and grew up. His father was also an economist, and a Fellow of
and was one of the first generation of college Fellows to marry.
The houses on the south side are now owned by
Gonville and Caius College,
and used for student accommodation.
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