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The Tiger, Red Lion Inn, High Street, Cottenham

History of the Red Lion

See Francis Garrett, Cottenham’s Inns and Hostelries. The pub stood between 90 and 100 High Street.

1724 Thomas Glover sold the property to John Sparke, Cambridge brewer

1753 Richard Negus licensee of The Tiger

1773 William and Philip Watts

1820 Jeremiah Cross; name changed to Red Lion

1805 bought by the Gotobed brewers of Trumpington Street

1826 William Woods

1828 William Haird

1838 John Murfitt is now licensee, referred by writer Richard Rolph.

1850 house bought by Alice Norman who ran it with her son Richard.

1868 After death of Richard George Radford took over

1870 Thomas Chapman

1872 James Cox


James Cox, 46, general dealer and farmer of 31 acres employing 1 man, b Cottenham

Catherine, 41, b Cherry Hinton

Harriet Elizabeth, 17, b Cottenham

William, 15, b Cottenham

Herbert, 5, b Cottenham

1889 Ernest Smith

1891 Red Lion Inn

Ernest H Smith, 26, shop dealer, b Cottenham

Martha, 22, b Waterbeach

Henry W, 11 mos, b Cottenham

Alice Rowell, 14, visitor, b Waterbeach

1913 licence refused and the house sold in 1914


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