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3 – 4 King’s Parade

History of 3 - 4 King's Parade

Nos 4, 4a and 5 is of four storeys. Cast in the heads of the two rainwater downpipes on the west is the date 1834, the probable date of the building. The wide doorway off centre is original but has been moved. A stone above is inscribed C.C.T.G. probably for Greef, a plumber, who lived here.

Circa 1900, may have been a carpenter’s and undertakers.


unnumbered: Anne Greef, widow, plumber 14 men, b Cambridge

unnumbered: John Swan, 61, retired bootmaker, b Cambridge



Robert J Greef, 38, master plumber employing 10 men, b Cambridge

Louisa, 40, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Heddy, wife’s mother, 80, visitor annuitant, b Cambridge

Harriett Allgood, 25, cook, b Coton

Caroline Bilson, 20, housemaid, b Sussex


John Swan, 72, bootmaker retired from business, b Cambridge

Frances, 71, b Somerset

Hester Biggin, niece, 23, companion, b Bucks

Fanny Barron, 23, housemaid, b Herts


Inventory of Stock in Trade of late R Greef King’s Parade, Feb 1876 (MoC261/64)

R Greef, King’s Parade, Inventory 1876



(4) Greef

(3) Swan


(4) Greef

(3) Morris


(4) Greef

(3) Else



(3) Grant and Lane, music and pianoforte warehouse

Alfred West

(4) Miss Lane

Frederick Rogers

(4a) Henry Edward Greef, plumber, decorator


Copper Kettle Restaurant and Copper Dive, Miss M Lennox Towler proprietress

(4a) C P Stockbridge, antique dealers


Copper Kettle: Silvio Fella

Silvio bought the business from the bakers Wrights of Haddenham who were in partnership with Mrs Lennox-Towle


Copper Kettle

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