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Free School Lane, 1798 map

3 Free School Lane (Luttburne Lane)

History of 3 Free School Lane

House no. 3 is divided from nos. 1 – 2 by a narrow single storey modern annexe. The walls are plastered timbered framing. It was built in the late 16th century and although all the windows have been since altered and the staircases reviews it remains rather less altered than most other houses of this type and date in the city. (1959 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Survey of Cambridge)

Luttburne Lane appears on a map of 1574.



Edward Bell, 57, corn and seed merchant, b Cambridge

Charlotte Bell, 50, b Fulbourn

Edward Bell, 24,  assistant, b Cambridge

John Gillum Bell, 20, assistant, b Cambridge

Charlotte Diana Bell, 19, b Cambridge

Maryann Fabb, 22, b Great Swaffham

Charles Todd, visitor, 24, astronomer at Cambridge observatory, b London

See Histon Road Cemetery entry



Mrs Mary Greenwood, lodging house keeper


1-3 Free School Lane, 1939 (photo K Cooke)

1930 – 1957:

Ernest Clarke, picture framer


Bene’t Gallery which later moved to King’s Parade.



Textile Studio



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