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
Shop front in yard of Folk Museum circa 1940