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Honey Hill (south end)

Honey Hill

History of Honey Hill

Honey Hill (north end)

Honey Hill (MoC)


1, Charles Jackson, 33, marine store dealer, b Cambridge

2, John Ayres, 48, tailor, b Cambridge

3, Susannah Bottomley, head, 44, laundress, b Norfolk

Robert Norman, head, 44, railway, b Norfolk

4, William Day, 25, shoemaker, b Cambridge

5, William Bell, 56, baker’s man, b Cambridge

6, Mary Ann Stubbings, 43, laundress, b Essex

7, Thomas Holder, 31, cordwainer, b Yorks

8, William Henry Hunt, 25, solicitor’s clerk,  b Cambridge

9, John Hawkes, 55, publican, b Over

10, Matthew Witt, 29, painter, b Oxford

11, Joseph Weaton, 69, butcher, b Somersham

12, John Haylock, 35, corn porter, b Cambridge

13, Catherine Frohock, 23, laundress, b Cambridge

14, Ebenezer Bowman, 39, teacher, b Cambridge

15, Philip Witt, 73, formerly publican, b Great Wilbraham

16, Arthur Halls, 23, ag.lab., b Cambridge


  1. Charles Jackson, 53, general dealer, b Cambridge

2. John Ayres, 71, cowkeeper, b Cambridge

3. James Runham, 44, bricklayer, b Chesterton

4. Caroline Matthews, 56, laundress help, b Cambridge

5. George Swan, 54, painters labourer, b Cambridge

6. Mary A Stubbings, 63, none, b Colchester

7. Bridget Rooke, 60, publican, b Rampton

8. Charles Laurie, 36, brewer’s man, b Cambridge

9. George Blackwell, 42, general labourer, b Cambridge

10. Matthew Witt, 48, coach painter, b Ely

11. unoccupied

12. unoccupied

13. Joseph Pike, 52, shoemaker, b Norfolk

14. Ebenezer Bowman, 49, schoolmaster, b Cambridge


John Child jun 1892 certificate as a farrier

By 1906 his father John Child senior had a farrier’s yard in Northampton Street. By 1920 John Child junior had a farrier’s business in East Road.



John Child, 47, registered shoeing smith, b Norfolk



Thomas Stubbings, 29, cab driver foreman, b Cambridge



Joseph Mayle, 28, jobbing cabinet maker, b Cambridge



George Fox, 58, slating contractor, b Cambridge



George Swan, 74, unemployed, b Cambridge


Amelia Taylor, 25, charwoman, b Cambridge


(7) Beehive Public House

James Halls, 37, painter and publican, b Coton

Bee Hive pub, Honey Hill c. 1900 (Cambridgeshire Collection)



John Chadburn, 54, cutler and china, b Yorks



Alfred Lowe, 35, college servant, b Girton

Marion Lowe,  41, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Hopkins, step daughter, 17, b Cambridge

Percy Hopkins, step son, 15, errand boy, b Cambridge

Bertie Hopkins, 13, step son, b Cambridge

William Hopkins, 10, step son, b Cambridge

Frederick Hopkins, step son, 7, b Cambridge

In 1911 the Lowe family were living at 31 Histon Road.



Henry Wolfe, 52, chimney sweep.

Mary A,

Frederick C, 12,

Ethel M,

(11) vacant


Mary Gowers, 59, charwoman, b Isleham

Albert, 23, gardener, b Cambridge

(13) vacant

(14) School House

Ebenezer Bowman, 40,  certificated schoolmaster, b Cambridge

Sarah A, 39, assistant teacher, b Cambridge

Minnie Rhodes, 20, servant, b Chatteris



John Child, 57, registered shoeing smith, b Norfolk

Henrietta, 58, b Essex

Nora, 14, b Cambridge


Nelly Deller, 33, housekeeper, b Cambridge

Alfred James, brother, 29, house painter, b Cambridge

William Allen, boarder, 61, labourer, b Fen Drayton


Edwin Halcrow, 46, gas fitter Cambridge Gas Co, b London



Arthur Stubbings, 66, b Peckham



Louisa Swan, 63, formerly house and parlour maid, b Cambridge



William Barber, 82, no occupation, b Littleport


(7) Beehive Passage

James Chapman, 35, marker on rifle range, b Cambridge



Elizabeth Carter, 63, widow, boarding house keeper, b Fenstanton



Henry Wolfe, 63, chimney sweep master, b Cambridge



Alice Dew, 52, charwoman, b Harston



Sarah Randall, 62, charwoman, b Horningsea



Alfred Newman, 52, cabman, b Cambridge


(13) Amy McKenna, 33, married, b Cambridge



  1. John Joseph Child
  2. Miss Dellar
  3. Edward Halcrow, gasfitter
  4. Alfred Chapman
  5. Miss Swann
  6. Mrs Emma Barber
  7. Mrs Elizabeth Carter
  8. James Chapman, labourer
  9. Mrs Mary Ann Wolfe
  10. Miss Alice Dew
  11. George Randall
  12. Alfred Newman, cab driver
  13. Harry Eaton, painter

12/11/1909 Damage was caused to the house of Mr A. Carter, cab proprietor and common lodging-house keeper on Honey Hill, formerly known as the Beehive beerhouse. Fire broke out in the former tap room, now used as a bedroom. It appears his wife went into the room for some wearing apparel and the flame from her candle ignited some fancy mats hanging on the chest of drawers. A quantity of shawls, dresses and bonnets which were hanging on the wall, some brushes and the ceiling were damaged. Another fire in the basement of a lodging house at 17 Market Hill was noticed by undergraduates and extinguished by buckets of water. (CWN)


2. Alfred James Deller: Private 7595 [SDGW same as Medal Card] or 342429 [CWGC], 4th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 18 November 1916.


7. William Chapman was a lodger here at no.7 when an inquest determined that he had died of chronic heart disease and asphyxia in December 1918. He was 62 and worked at Chivers in Histon.

Honey Hill, print by R Genlloud c.1926

1930s – 1950s:

HQ of 15th Cambridge St Giles Scout troop in St Giles’ parish Room.


  1. J Bailey
  2. Harry E Webb
  3. John Briggs
  4. Mrs A Brokks
  5. Walter Dunn
  6. Mrs A Owen
  7. Miss V Mattinson
  8. Mrs L Ablett
  9. William Jolley
  10. Mrs V Crack
  11. Archibald W Sear
  12. Mrs H I Seaby
  13. Miss A E Ayres
  14. Arth F Thompson
  15. Hugh C Rogers
  16. Mrs A Upton
  17. Miss B Brand
  18. Thos F Walsh

The Cambridge College of Hairdressing

Demolition of Beehive hotel [pub], Honey Hill; St Peter’s steeple. undated. (MoC)27)


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