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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

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1913:

J S Moore & Son, cab proprietors

Mrs Yorke

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1962:

Samuel Lee, ladies hairdresser

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