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11 High Street Cottenham, (MoCP77)

11 High Street, The Old House, Little Selfridges, Cottenham

History of the Old House

Listed Building:

C17 or earlier


James Peck, 50, farmer

Sarah, 50

Ann, 20

Thomas, 17, farmery


James Peck, 64, farmer of 42 acres, employing 1 labourer, b Cottenham

Thomas, 28, employed on farm, b Cottenham

Mary, 24, b Cottenham

Josiah, 4, b Cottenham

James Furbank Peck, 2, b Cottenham

John Ward, farm servant, 21, b Cottenham

Harriett Savidge, 10, house servant, b Cottenham


Thomas Peck, 37, farmer of 8 acres and land owner, b Cottenham

Josiah, 13, farm work, b Cottenham

James, 11, farm work, b Cottenham

Arthur, 4, b Cottenham

Fullard, 2, b Cottenham

Elizabeth Moule, 53, housekeeper


John Cross, 35, grocer


Herbert, 10


John Cross, 45, farmer and grocer, b Cottenham


Herbert, 20, b Cottenham

Agnes Kate, 5, b Cottenham


Rebecca Cross, grocer


Cottenham in Focus (2002) notes that two elderly spinsters, Agnes Cross and Clara Smith,  ran this shop known as Little Selfridges. If you rang a bell, one of them would appear from behind a curtain. Miss Smith was known as ‘Kisser Smith’ for her habit of kissing children.


Rebecca Cross, 65, grocer

Agnes Kate


Rebecca Cross, 77, grocer

Agnes Kate, 36, grocer, b Cottenham


[Next door]

William Henry Fowler, 25, horse keeper on farm, b Cottenham


Agnes K Cross, b 1875, shopkeeper

Clara Smith, b 1872


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