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Brown's Yard (MoC)

164 (72) Newmarket Road, Brown’s Yard

History of 164 Newmarket Road

At the back of this location was Brown’s Yard. It appears on an 1830 map. It was demolished in the mid 20th century.

In 1851 12 properties were listed in Brown’s Yard; from 1871 there were only 8. It was probably one of the blind alleys with properties ‘unfit for human habitation’ according to the Cambridge Imrpoved Industrial Dwellings Co. who bought the land in the later 1870s.

1851: (57?)

James Mullin, 52, labourer

1861: (72)

Thomas Mullens, 67, labourer

1871: (72)

James Mullens, 82, general dealer

1881: (72)

James Reynolds, 20, sugar boiler

1891: (72)

Henry Bruce, 45, gas worker

1901: (72)

Israel Rockett, bootmaker


Israel Rockett, bootmaker

Nathan Rockett, bootmaker


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