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House that stood near to east side of Bishopsford Road, and close to Bishopsford House. Built in 1863 by Samuel Bidder. It was demolished in the 1930s to make way for housing, on what is now Hillfield Avenue.

In the 1911 census, occupants were the Devenish family and servants:

Name Relation to head Birth Date Age Gender Marital Status Years Married Occupation Birth Place
Henry Weston Devenish Head 1859 52 Male Married Barrister Weymouth, Dorset, England
Bertha Devenish Wife 1863 48 Female Married 22 Kensington, London, England
George Weston Devenish Son 1894 17 Male Single School Surrey, England
Henry Purcell Devenish Son 1896 15 Male Single School Surrey, England
Elizabeth Thurton Servant 1842 69 Female Single Domestic Cook Comberton, Cambridgeshire, England
Hester Browning Servant 1883 28 Female Single Ladies Maid Domestic Soudley, Gloucestershire, England
Helena Eliza Tugwell Servant 1883 28 Female Single Domestic Parlourmaid Clapham, Surrey, England
Dora Gladys Kett Servant 1897 14 Female Single Domestic Housemaid Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire, England

World War 1 Connections
Lieutenant George Weston Devenish

Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.