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63 High Street, Chesterton c.1928

71 – 79 (61 – 63), The Wheatsheaf, High Street Chesterton

History of 71 - 79 High Street Chesterton

The ennumeration and identification of properties in this part of the High Street is tricky: by the end of the 20th century they had all been demolished, and even after 1913 significant renumeration of the properties took place. No. 81 survived; a large house which helps estimate the approximate position of the buildings to the west and east of it.

High Street Chesterton incl. no 71 – 101 north side. OS 1926

The Maltster’s Arms / Bleeding Heart (centre) ; the Wheatsheaf (left) circa 1900

The Wheatsheaf in 1910 (Cambridgeshire Collection)



Julia Elizabeth Morley née Constable, widow, 47, b Cambridge

Gladys Susan, 16, typist, b Preston Suffolk

Harold David, 14, shop assistant, b Preston Suffolk

Dan Morley, 12, b Preston Suffolk

In 1901 the Morley family had been living on Rushbrook Farm, Preston, Suffolk. Julia, aged 36, was already a widow and is described as an employer farmer. Her husband, David Dan Morley had died in April 1898. In 1891 Julia was living with her family at 4 Claremont. Interesting, at the time of the census, David D Morley, 25, farmer’s son from Suffolk, was visiting.

Dan Morley

Dan Morley on the farm where he grew up in Suffolk


(61): Mrs Sarah Summers

(63): The Wheatsheaf

Mrs Annie Morrison

(63a) William Lewis, bootmaker

(63b) Alan Arthur, gardener

(63c) James Wilson


Dan Morley seems to have joined the Cambridge Regiment.

Dan Morley WWI badges

The records show that he transferred from the  army to the RAF in July 1918 and was assigned to the Cadet District Deport as a motor driver.

Dan Morley as a young man. Date unkbown.

Wheatsheaf, High Street Chesterton c.1925 (Cambs Collection)


71: vacant

73: vacant

75: Richards

77: Miss Arthur

79: Frank Austin


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