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102 High Street Cottenham

102 High Street, Cottenham

History of 102 High Street

According to Cottenham in Focus (2002) p78, this was the site of the workhouse until 1834, when the poor of Cottenham had to go to Chesterton workhouse. The site was sold in 1840 to James Chivers who built the house.

Herbert Male, butcher, added the bay windows to let extra light into the rooms. Three of his children had consumption and it was felt that more light was beneficial. Sadly, the three children, Selena, Clara and Lizzie died of the disease.


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