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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

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.

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1911:

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


1913:

Lilley & Co.’s, employees residence

Mrs Clark, housekeeper

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1929: sold to St John’s for £2550

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

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1962:

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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