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Shop Front from 45 Bridge Street at Museum of Cambridge

45 Bridge Street, le Cage

45 Bridge Street

West of Bridge Street in the Nineteenth Century

1573: no. 45 was reserved by the vendors of the Swan, Thomas and Joan Hodylowe, being then described as ‘another tenement adjacent, commonly called le Cage.’

1664: Edward Spence occupant

1739: sold by Hodylowe family to sitting tenant, Robert Ellis I.

1876: property descended to one of Robert Ellis’s grand-daughter’s husband, William Stanley. Bought in 1876 from William Stanley’s great-nephew Joseph Wentworth.


William Reginald Chapman, 56, butcher, b London

Eliza Reginald, 53, b Cambridge

Bridge Street Thompson’s Lane Junction circa 1900


William R Chapman, butcher

When the shop ceased to be a butcher the 18th century bow window was removed to the Museum of Cambridge.

See Enid Porter: Bridge Street


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