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215 (189) Newmarket Road, Earl of Durham

History of 215 Newmarket Road

1861: Public House

Phillip William, 77, sail maker, b London

Amey Golden, daughter, 46, laundress, b Cambridge

Emily Golden, granddaughter, 13, b Cambridge


1871: (Earl of Durham)

Georgina Atkins, 28, publican’s wife, b Cambridge

Jane, 3, b Cambridge

Susan Taylor, 14, servant, b b Chesterton

Charles Low, boarder, 28, horsedealer, b Cambridge

Robert Shoot, lodger, 21, stonemason, b Cambridge

James Cleaver, lodger, 16, pipe maker, b Cambridge

Tom Taylor, lodger, 41, joiner, b Essex

[It seems that in the vicinity of the Earl of Durham there was a tradition of makeshift accommodation in caravans and tents]


Thomas Webb, 42, horsedealer, b Cambridge

Leonie, 32, Bishop Stortford

Mandowser, 10, b Cambridge

Cornelius, 6, b Cambridge

Leonie, 4, b Cambridge

Thomas, 2, b Cambridge


Laurence Shaw, 45, labourer, b Herts

Anne, 41, b Beds

Caravan and Tent:

John Gray, 41, hawker, b NK

Mary Ann, 40, hawker,nb Linton

James, 16, hawker, b Fulbourn

Walter, 15, hawker, b Suffolk

William, 11,  b Suffolk

Matilda, 9, b Willingham

Mirella, 7,  b Essex

Joseph, 3, b West Wratting


Mary Harris, 65, clothes peg maker, b Haddenham

Benjamin, 35, hawker, b Cambridge

Aaron, 26, tinplate worker, b Suffolk

John Martin, grandson, 15, b Cambs


1881: (Earl of Durham)

William C Scott, 42, publican and marine store dealer [in 1871 William Scott was living at 28 Occupation Road]

Mary Ann, 43, wife, b Cambridge

Frederick W, 20, lab. marine store dealer

William, 18, labourer marine store dealer, b Cambridge

Albert L, 15, apprentice plasterer, b Cambridge

George, 14, b Cambridge

Mary Ann, 11, b Cambridge

Reuben, 9, b Cambridge

Arthur, 6, b Cambridge

Ellen, 3, b Cambridge

Kate, 1, b Cambridge

Eleanor Sargent, 16, servant, b Cambs


1891: (Earl of Durham)

William Scott, 52, publican, b Cambridge

Henrietta, 43, b Cambridge

Fred, 30, marine store labourer, b Cambridge

Ruebin, 19, marine store labourer, b Cambridge

Arthur, 17, marine store labourer, b Cambridge

Caroline, daughter in law, 17, b India

Nell, 13, teacher, b Cambridge

Kate, 11, b Cambridge

William Henry, grandson, 4 mos, b India

Ellen Clayton, servant, 16, b Cambridge


Newmarket Road 1901 OS map showing Ship and Earl of Durham public houses

1901: (189) Earl of Durham

Albert Hancock, 44, general dealer, b Fen Ditton

Eliza, 35, b Cambridge

Harry, 14, b Cambridge

Alice, 12, b Cambridge

Daisy, 8, b Cambridge

Arthur, 6, b Cambridge

Earnest, 3, b Cambridge

Lily, 1, b Cambridge

Saul Bird, boarder, 40, general labourer, b Cottenham

Charles Blyth, boarder, 20, general labourer, b Norfolk

William Wagstaff, boarder, 59, pensioner, b Norfolk

George Brown, boarder, 48, labourer, b Cambridge

(Caravan: Earl of Durham):

Robert Naylor, 27, traveller, b Norfolk

Mary A, 28, b Cherry Hinton

Albert, 5, b Cambridge

Violet, 2, b Cambridge


1911: Earl of Durham

Tom Stepney, 37, publican, b Cambs

Susan, 28, b Cherry Hinton

Ethel, 6, b Cambridge

Edith, 4, b Cambridge

Bill, 3, b Cambridge

Kate, 1 month, b Cambridge

Charles Birchmore, boarder, 28, cab driver, b London

1911: (215 caravan back of yard)

Frederick Parr, 35, travelling showman, b Harrow Green

Sarah Ann, 29, b Northants

Lenard Frederick, 5, b Forest Gate

Maisey, 3, b St Albans


1913: Earl of Durham

Thomas Stepney

1962: not listed


A satellite photo of the area in 2019 from Google:

Satellite image of part of Newmarket Road. Demolition prior to building of Anglia House 2019


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