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33 Bridge Street (MoC)

33 Bridge Street, The Fox and Goose

History of 33 Bridge Street

West of Bridge Street in the Nineteenth Century

For detailed history see T E Faber, An Intimate History of St Clement’s Parish, 2006.

c. 1260: Eustace Eldkorn

1617-19 Robert Coward, waterman, later Widow Coward

1659-72 Robert Coward in nos. 33/34 in 1666; Sarah Coward widow in Fox and Goose in 1672.

1666 one of 4 tenements left by John Hills to John Tabor

1673-1700 John Fisher, waterman, for Fox and Goose in 1673-74

1690 Mr Peppiatt occupied; estate owned by Mr Tabor

1717 33 & 34 were in the estate of Sir George Downing.

1752 Fox and Goose not listed

1811 Downing estate put up for auction. highest bid from William Eaden senior, linen draper. Vendors were Downing College.

1827 Eadens mortgaged the property for £2000; the property had been rebuilt to provide:

  1. a ‘newly-erected tenement adjoining the Great Bridge’ with ‘wharf, granaries, malt chambers, counting house’, etc
  2. another newly erected tenement with shop which adjoined

These tenements are nos. 33 and 34 Bridge Street.

1851 John Eaden, 77, magistrate and corn merchant

1861 William Eaden, 60, maltster, b Cambridge


Edward Bell, 45, seed merchant, b Cambridge

Louisa Weldon Bell, 38, b Cambridge

Flora, 4, b Cambridge

Beatrice A, 3, b Cambridge

Margaret L, 1, b Cambridge

daughter, 1 ms, b Cambridge

Susan Lincoln, 52, monthly nurse, b Norwich

In 1861 the family were at 26 Hills Road.

In 1881 the family were at the Manor House, Church Lane, Chesterton

1885 estate sold by Eadens to Benjamin Jolley


B Jolley and sons, furniture dealers

1928 St John’s bought property from Benjamin C Jolley


W J Moore Ltd, pianos


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