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110 Mill Road, Central School Magazine, 1937 (MoC)

108 / 110, Swiss House, Swiss Cottage, Mill Road

History of 108 - 110 Mill Road


Property sold described as ‘thatched cottage’. It was the property of Charles Humfrey. It was lived in by the chaplain to the workhouse and later by the manager of Headley’s Iron Foundry , presumably Thomas Blewett.

1881 (Census) Swiss Cottage

Thomas Blewett, 57, engineer manager, b Cornwall


At some point in the late 19th century the original cottage was demolished.



Robert Perry, 43, grocer, b London

Esther A, 38, b Isleham

Annie, 15, b Milton

Caroline C, 14, b Isleham

Elsie, 6, b Cambridge

Clara, 3, b Cambridge

Caroline Rayner, 31, servant, b Landbeach

William V Waland, 17, general assistant, b Herts


William Ellis, 58, b London

Louisa, 48, b Yorks



(108) H Easy, grocer and provision dealer

(110) Smart and Son, clothiers and at 11 Market Street

Alfred Miller

William Ellis, Swiss House


(108) George Trowell, boot and shoe repairer

(110) Smart and Son, outfitters

1920s – 1950:

George and Frances Trowell

John Boughton, boot repairer


(108) George Trowel, boot repairer

(110) Smart and Son, tailors

(110) John William Steggles


(108) Cambridge Consultants

(108 & 110) Smart and Son Tailors

(110) Peter Radford


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