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Cambridge Place

History of Cambridge Place

General Notes

The 1851 census lists around 50 occupying families in Cambridge Place without any indication of the house number. Although some of the names of residents can be found in the censuses of 1841 and 1861, the order of the households listed in 1851 does not seem to match that of either 1841 or 1861. As a result, the 1851 census entry has been left out of the entry for several of the properties in this street. In contrast, the 1841 census does describe each household by house number.

‘A Disorderly House’ (Barraclough 2018) notes that in the 1840s many women arrested for prostitution gave it as their address.


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