Cambridge 2000: Orchard Street: 16
The original building, on the right, was once part of the
Orchard Street terrace,
but was isolated from the latter when Clarendon Street was
extended in the 19th century. The terrace was built by Humfrey for his
workers. The isolation from the rest meant that number 16 had already
in the past been allowed to be extended upwards and sidewards, whereas
the remaining terrace remains largely unchanged on the street side.
The main exterior focus of the new extension, on the left, is the Siberian
larch cladding on the upper storey, which is a nice contrast to the dull
grey brick prevalent in the area.
The garden wall only existed at the back, not the side. What was
there was rebuilt because part of it needed to be a cavity wall for
the single storey part of the extension (which cannot be seen), and
rebuilding it was the best way to make the entire wall look
Around half of the garden was built on for the extension.
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