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1-2 Free School Lane c1960

1 – 2 Free School Lane (Luttburne Lane)

History of 1 - 2 Free School Lane

House nos. 1 and 2 at the corner of Bene’t Street is of three storeys with basement and attics. The walls are of plastered timber-framing elaborated with modern applied timber. It was built either as one or two tenements late in the 16th cent. Extensive alterations have been made; the present shop front to no.1 is of the 18th cent. (1959 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Survey of Cambridge)

Luttburne Lane appears on a map of 1574.


(1) Mary Sandifer, widow, 70, bookseller and stationer, b Haddenham

Sarah Sandifer

Servant, 14, b Haslingfield

(2) Charles West, 57, proprietor of houses, b Middlesex

Mary, retired story maker




Frederick Haywood, bookseller


Arundell and Tarte, architects and surveyors



Bene’t Sreet and Free School Lane, 1937 (photo J Baldwin)

The road had been widened in 1908 and made a one-way street in 1936.




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