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Red Lion Hotel, 6 (28) Petty Cury

History of Lion Hotel, Petty Cury

The pub / hotel was demolished in 1969. There was a separately licensed Tap in the 19th century.  From about 1851 it was just referred to as the Lion Hotel. It is known to have been in existence from at least the early 16th century.

According to 1959 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Survey of Cambridge the building was of three and two storeys with attics. The walls were plastered timber-framing and brick. The old yard had by 1959 been covered with a glass roof. It was the only inn in the city showing a continued retention of both use and courtyard from at least the 17th cent. None of the surviving buildings in 1959 were earlier than the 17th cent. but a probable medieval origin had been argued.

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Samuel Stanley, lessee


Robert Browne, occupier

1789 –


Thomas Mitchell

1830 –


William Mitchell

1866 –


Moyes & Son


Sarah Newton, Housekeeper, 52, b Lincolnshire

Ellen Tebenham, barmaid, 26,  b Wisbeach

Chares A Millington,  clerk in hote,  24, b Cheveley

Robert Thurlow,  Cellerman, 22, b Milton

Arthur Flowers, waiter, 19, Cambridge

William Easy, Porter, 17, b Milton

Samuel Loader, Omnibus Conductor,  40, b Stapleford

Charles Allen, Omnibus Conductor,  22,  b Linton

William Darling, Tapster, 22, b Somersham

Harriett Hammond,  Chambermaid,  40,  b Norfolk

Elizabeth Ward,  Chambermaid,  21,  Norfolk

Eliza Guillson, housemaid, 20, b Swaffham

Fanny Allen,  Kitchenmaid,  21,  b Linton

Ann Wibson, Kitchenmaid, 22, b Essex

Elizabeth Moore,  Stil Room Maid,  26, b Histon


Andrew H Moyes


Andrew H Moyes,  Hotel Keeper,  51, b Lincoln

Caroline Moyes,  Wife,  49,  b Cambridge

Andrew J Moyes,  Son,  Hotel Keeper,  24,  b Birmingham

Annie E Moyes,  Daughter in Law, 24, b Cambridge

Arthur R Moyes, Son,  Hotel Clerk,  20,  b Cambridge

John H Moyes,  Son,  Land Agent,  19, b Cambridge

Hugh M Moyes,  Son,  8,  b Cambridge

Alexander,  Son,  7,  b Cambridge,

Eliza Lawrence,  Housemaid,  24,  March,  b Cambridge

Phoebe Ison,  Nursemaid,  22,  Quy, b Cambridge

Flora A Lawrence,  General Servant,  16,  b Cambridge

William Gunnell,  Page,  Inn Servant,  17,  Milton


Andrew H Moyes

1895 –


Alison Ann Moyes,  Hotel Keeper,  widow


Winifred Mary Moyes,  Spinster, daughter and executive of Alice Ann Moyes



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