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3 (15) Water Street

History of 15 Water Street

Royal Commission Survey of Cambridge 1959: no. 15 Water Street … of two storeys, has timber framed walls, faced with modern brick towards the street, plastered at the back, and tile covered roofs. It was built probably early in the 17th century but has been much altered.

The documented identity of this building is problematic. Considering its position in relation to the Green Dragon, it seems that the following households were associated with or lived very near the property.


(15) Tyler, Sefton House

(5) Charles Taylor

(3) Ernest Fordham

(1) Mrs Fordham

1939 (1)

Dorothy Okell, b 1895



Kathleen Brown, b 1909


Eleanor Hume, b 1887, nutritional research worker

Elizabeth R Copping, b 1906, nutritional research worker

Hannah H Smith, b 1885, nutritional research worker


(1) Haines

(1a) Ash

(1b) Gross

In previous censuses the following seem to be listed at approximately this location:


Jeffrey Steel


James Stanford

Thomas Raven


John Arnold, Cupola House


Samuel Moore

William Jacobs

Sarah Thompson, Aston House


Elizabeth Revele, parish relief


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