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35 Bridge Street

History of 35 Bridge Street

West of Bridge Street in the Nineteenth Century

For more detail on this site, see T E Faber, An Intimate History of St Clement’s Parish, 2006.

1701 in will of Thomas Allen to be left to his younger brother William

1711 William went bankrupt so property sold to King’s College Cook, Thomas Brand. A few months later Brand sold it to Thomas Nutting. described as a ‘messuage or tenement now or late of Richard York‘ with ‘ warehouse and chambers over, sometimes in the occupation of Grace Allen, and now or since of John Day.’

1759 death of Thomas Nutting; sold to William Anderson, baker for £672.

1774 William left property to son John and from John it descended to his children William and Mary.

1814 Younger William sold it to William Eaden, probably the draper.

1836 William Eaden transferred life interest to his daughter Elizabeth, wife of David Lilley.

1839 Transferred to grandson William Eaden Lilley; occupied by David Lilley

1851 occupied by David Lilley


David Lilley, 83, farmer employing 5 labourers and 2 boys, b Bourn

Elizabeth, 66, b Cambridge

Mary Harper, housemaid, 29, b Melbourn

Martha Cracknell, 27, cook, b Little Swaffham

1871 boarding school for young ladies: three teachers and twelve scholars

1890 property bought by Eaden Lilley & Co.


Arthur Rutt [in 1891 living at 32 City Road; in 1906 at 14a Market Hill]


Thirza Clark, head, widow, 58, housekeeper, b Norfolk

Mabel Clark, servant, 23, parlormaid, b Cambs

Clara Palmer, servant, 36, cook, b Chesterton

William F Miller, assistant, 20, shop assistant drapery, b London

Cyril Duffield, apprentice, 16, apprentice drapery, b Cambs

Bernard Lofts, assistant, 19, shop assistant drapery, b London

Ernest C Le Grice, 19, shop assistant drapery, b Norfolk

Arthur C Baker, 21, shop assistant furnishing drapery, b Sussex

Arthur D James, 30, shop manager foreign fancy, b Leeds

Hodgson  Mitchell, 19, female, shop assistant drapery, b Cumberland

Charles J N Avory, 20, shop assistant drapery, b Chesterton

John M Hinders, 23, shop assistant furnishing drapery, b London

Samuel A Pike, 18, shop assistant furnishing drapery, b Suffolk

Percy Booker, 22, shop assistant drapery, b Kent,

Ernest C Smith, 35, commercial traveller drapery, b Hunts

Horace B Wright, 25, shop assistant furnishing drapery, b Sussex

Thomas E Penton, 29, shop assistant furnishing drapery, b Hants

Claud Allerton, 21, shop assistant furnishing drapery, b Suffolk

Cecil M Wightman, female, 22, shop assistant drapery, b Suffolk


Lilley & Co.’s, employees residence

Mrs Clark, housekeeper

1929 sold to St John’s for £2550

1940 part of the frontage compulsorily purchased when Bridge Street widened.


Alan Bedford, florist

(flat 2) William D Armstrong

(flat 3) Mrs A Lloyd

(flat 4) Rev Alan Traviss Welford

(flat 5) Miss V A Davis


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