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54 Bridge Street, The Spread Eagle / The Brown Horse

History of 54 Bridge Street

West of Bridge Street in the Nineteenth Century

1649: Elizabeth, widow of Alderman Robert Twelves, sells a tenement on this site, ‘formerly an inn called the Spread Eagle.’

1673-74: not listed in Victuallers’ Book

1729-30: John Johnson, separate entries for ‘at the Sluice’ and brandy licence

1740-59: Susannah, later Mary, Johnson, for Sluice in Holy Sepulchre parish

1752-53: John Tansley (in Anchor 1754) for Brown Horse

1754-68: James Johnson for Brown Horse

1769-1856: not listed

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Members of the Sussum family had a market garden on the other side of Bridge Street.

1911:

Jane Sussum, 69, independent means, b Cambridge


1913:

Stetchworth Dairy

C R Alder general manager

Miss Sussum

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