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24 Bridge Street, the Quant Post, Windmill, Black Swan

History of 24 Bridge Street

The early history of this site is from T E Faber, An Intimate History of St Clement’s Parish, 2006

c. 1314: Robert Tuylet as a tenant of Barnwell Priory in succession to Walter de Horseheath

c.1355: held on lease by Guy de Repham

1382 known as ‘Roundhalle’. May have been used as lodging hall for students.

1443 tenement of Thomas Camp, owned by Barnwell Priory

1478 let to William Dak at rent of 2s 6d

1565 lease issued for 21 years at rent of 20s

1607-25 John Stinnit later Margaret

1635-41 Edward Annable

mid 17th cent: tenant for Alderman John Lukin. Lukin was probably a brewer. House was probably Black Swan alehouse and let to Mr Purchas.

1644-54 John Reeve for Quant Post in 1646; later Thomasin Reeve

1666-1700 John Robinson in no. 24 by 1666 and still there in 1690; for Windmill in 1672 and 1674; William Robinson in 1700.

1701 Peter Lightfoot bequeathes Clare lease of no. 24 to his wife Joyce; Thomas Riches in occupation.

1713 Widow Riches, unlicensed, takes dubious delivery from Mr Thompson

1718-42 Joyce Lightfoot bequeathes lease of Windmill in 1718; John Lamkin in occupation.

1752 not listed

1754-70 James Chiswick for Black Swan in 1755 and later years

1771-1855 Black Swan listed continuously

1856 not listed


John S Moore, 29, furniture dealer, b Cambridge


J S Moore & Son, cab proprietors

Mrs Yorke


Samuel Lee, ladies hairdresser


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