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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.


John Mitchell, 64, butcher, b London

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

Shop front in yard of Folk Museum circa 1940


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