Plot 4 on map. For further information see T E Faber, An Intimate History of St Clement’s Parish,’ 2006.
1623-52: John Pratt for Cock and Pye in 1646
1653-71: Robert Gunnell
1672-83: William Paine for Cock and Pie
1677: Nicholas Tabor I bequeathes Cock and Pye ‘wherin lyeth Payne’
1697: Nicholas Tabor II mortgages Cock and Pye
1740: Henry Markham
1742: James Gosling replaces Elizabeth Markham
1744-97: Henry. later Thomas Markham, for Cock and Pie
1798-1809: not listed (see Cock and Magpie)
1810-16: Henry later Thomas Markham for Old Cock and Pie
1817-19: listed as Union
1820-54: listed continuously as Union Tavern
According to ‘Fenner’s Men’ by Willie Sugg, the Union was one of the earliest Cambridge pub clubs dating from around 1820 . Being within easy reach of Midsummer Common it was sometimes known as the “Common Club” to distinguish it from its competitors who played on Parker’s Piece. The Union, Fountain and Castle [clubs] played relatively low key matches between themselves. As the Cambridge Cricket Club folded, they became the crucial factor in maintaining and rebuilding the town’s cricketing structure.
1855-56: not listed
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