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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.

1913:

(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

………….

1963:

(1) Haines

(1a) Ash

(1b) Gross

……………

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

1891:

Jeffrey Steel

1881:

James Stanford

Thomas Raven

1871:

John Arnold, Cupola House

1861:

Samuel Moore

William Jacobs

Sarah Thompson, Aston House

1851:

Elizabeth Revele, parish relief

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