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Crescent Houses – off Thorpe Road

The central houses of the Crescent which was a small semi-circle of housing that sat just off Thorpe Road and just outside of the city.

The highly desirable housing soon became less desirable as first the railways were built right up alongside the houses and then the decision to build Crescent Bridge in 1911 resulted in them being leveled to make way for the bridge approaches.

For those with an interest in the Crescent, there is now an excellent book available detailing the inhabitants throughout its short life. Written by Gwendoline Ann Beatty, it is available from the Peterborough Museum shop.