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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

SR contacted the Museum of Cambridge with the following information in 2020:

My great grandparents Thomas and Susan Stepney bought the Earl of Durham [before 1911?]. The building was condemned and was converted into a family home and business. There was enough land for stables and carriages (cabs) for hire and heavy horses were kept on Coldhams Common for Council work. The goats supplied Gandhi with milk when he visited Cambridge in 1931. The many children all worked in some way to support the household and kept rabbits and chickens. the horses were later replaced by lorries and a haulage company based in Ditton Walk where several of the brothers set up businesses. Stepney Brothers Ltd still remains there as a vehicle repair garage.

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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