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Hills Road Railway Bridge, OS 1901

Coote’s Cottages / L N W Railway Cottages, Hills Road

History of Coote's Cottages

Probable location. The existence of Coote and Warren’s Coal Wharf later in the century at this location suggests that this is where the cottages were listed in the 1861 census. There were several unnumbered cottages at the time. In the 1881 census there are 6 cottages called the LNW Railway Cottages which may well have been the same buildings. The line of cottages is apparent in the middle of the 1901 map extract.


William Butler, head, GLR labourer, b Trumpington

Elizabeth, 41, b Trumpington

Ellen, 18, b Trumpington

Edward, 15, railway servant, b Cambridge

George, 13, b Cambridge

Sarah, 11, b Cambridge

Charles, 8, b Chesterton

Frederick, 5, b Cambridge

Emma, 3, b Cambridge

Alice, 11 mos, b Cambridge

William, 20. engine fitter, b Trumpington

Soon after this William and Family moved to the Crown in Hills Road where he became the licensee.

1871: (LNW Railway Co Cottages)

James Reynolds, 32, shunter on railway

Elizabeth Reynolds, 27

Robert Walker, lodger, 19, railway servant, b Beds


James Benidge, 55, railway signalman, b Northants


George Harris, 39, railway engine driver, b Northants


William Watson, 49, railway engine driver, b Durham


(No.3 L N W Rly Cottages)

James Reynolds, 43, railway service shunter, b Sandy

Elizabeth, 38, b Sandy

Ernest, 9, b Cambridge

Lucy, 6, b Cambridge

Elizabeth, 3, b Cambridge

Walter, 2, b Cambridge

In 1891 the Reynolds family were at 10 Russell Street

(No.4 L N W Rly Cottages)

George Barnard, 55, railway signalman, b Herts

Mary, 54, b Essex

Sarah, 14, monitor,b Beds

(No.5L N W Rly Cottages)

George Harris, 49, railway engine driver, b Northants

Mary Ann, 53, b Warwicks

Sarah Ann, 26, b Beds

(No.6 L N W Rly Cottages)

Thomas Lee, 47, railway engine driver, b Warwicks

Maria, 47, dressmaker, b Warwicks

Tom Lee, 8, b Cambridge

Ann Webb, mother, 70, nurse, bBucks


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