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37 Bridge Street

History of 37 Bridge Street

West of Bridge Street in the Nineteenth Century

For more detailed history of this site see T E Faber, An Intimate History of St Clement’s parish, 2006

This estate including no. 36 was acquired by St John’s in three separate transaction, and it was shared by at least three people c. 1210 and also c. 1540.

1607 Thomas Creake, bailiff of Jesus College married Joan. Moves to parish of Clement’s and probably acquired no.37.

c. 1690: The ‘Talbott’ (no.36) held by Mr Riches

1735 bought by William Tassell, merchant, from the widow of John Craske of Bury St Edmund’s. It was then a common inn called the Tabberd also the Talbot, occupied by John Carr, Francis Jermin and Thomas Jermin

1777 William Tassell and his wife Rose sold estate to Samuel Francis. A document refers to, ‘The Tabbard, now called the Marquis of Granby.’ Occupied by John Harison, Charles Martindale (Tassell’s son in law) and William Tassell.

1787 Samuel Francis sold Marquis of Granby (no. 36) to Alderman John Forlow and (No. 37) to Richard Wallis, miller and mealman.

1789 James Cock, merchant, bought property from the Wallises for £500

1791 property passed to William Read.

1820 when Read’s widow died in 1820 she left it to her hephew, John Wratton of Chesterton, shopkeeper

1821 let to a grocer

1855 house owned by ‘Devisees of John Wratten’


Samuel Hall, 43, butcher, b Cambridge

Butcher’s shop, Bridge Street, possibly no.37 (MoC592.88)


Samuel Hall, butcher

1908 bought by St John’s from Henrietta Challice


Leonard Norman, 45, pork butcher sausage manufacturer, b Cottenham

Mary Louisa, 41, b Cambridge

Gwendoline Mary, 12, b Cambridge

Kathleen Sussie, 7, b Cambridge

Irene May, 2, b Cambridge

Martha Annie Rowe, 23, b Cambridge


George J Dring, pork butcher

Leonard Norman


H C William, optician

(37a) Christopher Richmond



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