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102 High Street Cottenham

102 High Street, The Tiger, Red Lion Inn, Cottenham

History of the Red Lion

See Francis Garrett, Cottenham’s Inns and Hostelries

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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