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
1861: David Lilley, 83, farmer with 130 acres and eight labourers
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