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43 - 47 Castle Street c1960 (MoC176.70)

43 (76) Castle Street, The White Swan, The Architect

History of 43 Castle Street


Sophia Wilderspin, 49, baker, b Foxton

1871 White Swan

John Harding, 34, cow keeper & publican, b Upwell


John Harding, 40, publican, b Upwell

1891 (43) White Swan

John Caldecoach, 38, shoemaker and publican, b Cambridge


The White Swan was in very poor condition as reported in the CDN 7 March 1907: there were large rat holes in the bar floor, the parlour floor seemed shaky and the whole place was permeated by a very unwholesome smell. It was impossible to open the windows, the plaster work of the ceilings was poor and the occupants of bedrooms on the second floor had no proper means of escape.

1913 The White Swan

Thomas Francis Moore


County Arms Hotel

43 Castle Street



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