51 (34) Water Street
History of 51 Water Street
Thanks to the work of John Baker on the Chesterton Manorial Records, it is possible to connect some of the ancient plots in this area to modern addresses.
One of these is inclosure award no. 185 on an 1840 map which shows a homestall belonging to Thomas Riddel.
1793, 9 Oct: Charles Day of Cambridge gent surrd. to Tho Whittred a messuage formerly in the occupation of Philip Webb, then – Mansfield, then John Papworth. Ct Bk F, pp 455-6 (entered under 10 May 1808
1810, 2 May: Thomas Whittred of Cambridge Esq surrd to John Riddel a messuage formerly in the occupation ofJoseph Papworth and then of widow Rayment, with barns, stables etc. Ct Bk F, pp 445-6.
1821, 13 Aug: John Riddel surrd to Tho Riddel a messuage formerly in the occupation of Joseph Papworth and then of the widow Rayment and then of Thomas Riddel. Ct Bk G, pp 102-4.
1840: Inclosure award shows no. 185 as a ‘homestall’ belonging toTho Riddel, freehold and copyhold, 15p.
John Riddel, farmer
Benjamin Northfield, b 1874, plate layer retired
Emily, b 1878
Richard, b 1919, roadmaker
Gilbert Poole, b 1914, milk roundsman
Arthur Waller, b 1863, foreman roadmaker
James H Glanfield, b 1874, gentleman servant retired
Martha Glanfield, b 1873, housekeeper retired