3 Petersfield, Bradmore Lane
History of 3 Petersfield, Bradmore Lane
Listed building: 1-10 Petersfield
George Kett, 41, carver foreman at Cambridge Carving Works, born Wymondham, Norfolk
Sarah, 41, born Wymondham, Norfolk
George, 14, with father learning his business, born Wymondham, Norfolk
Johanna, 12, born Norwich
Edward, 9, born Norwich
Alfred, 7, born Norwich
William, 7, born Norwich
Susannah E, 4, born Westminster
Frederick James, 2, born Cambridge
Elizabeth Lincoln, 81, wife’s mother, widow of journeyman master, born Norfolk
George Kett was born in Wymondham, Norfolk. His father, George, was a skilled carpenter and in 1837 was involved in restoration work at Norwich Cathedral. While at Norwich, Kett senior met James Rattee, a fellow Norfolk man. George Kett was employed to work within the new Houses of Parliament at Westminster. His worked pleased the architect Pugin and he was employed for several years. he was selected to carve the Royal Coat of Arms in the Chamber of the House of Lords. During this period the whole family lived in London.
George Kett senior went into partnership with James Rattee in 1848 and moved to Petersfield, East Road, Cambridge.
James Rattee died in 1855 and the responsibility for running the business fell on George Kett senior and his apprentice son, George.