The houses were built on land purchased from the Cogenhoe Estate in the 1880s by T C Mann, see Plaque 8, for his shoe workers. They were acknowledged as being of high standard for the time and form part of the Conservation Area today recognising their distinctive style. The houses are known as Gladstone Terrace, clearly demonstrating the Mann family’s politics but always known colloquially as Kidney Bean Row, presumably at some time the front gardens didn’t always grow flowers.
T C Mann also funded the Baptist Chapel opposite which closed in 2010.
1-17 Station Road