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212 – 214 Victoria Road, Eagle Brewery, The Eagle & The Horse and Gate

History of 212 - 214 Victoria Road

1851: unnumbered unnamed

Charles Freeman, 32, publican, b Cambridge

Sarah Lander Freeman, 32, b Middlesex


1861: unnumbered Horse and Gate

Mary A Reader, widow, 63, publican, b Linton

William Weatherall, brother, widower, 66, carpenter, b Swaffham


James Wisbey moved from the Priory Brewery circa 1874 and took over the Eagle Brewery. The Brewery was short-lived but the Eagle public house remained until 1964. In 1964 an artesian bore hole was discovered which presumably had been the brewery water supply.


(212) The Eagle

Mrs M Dean

(214) Horse and Gate

Walter Parr



The Eagle demolished


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