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149 High Street, Cottenham

149 (123) High Street, The Fountain, Cottenham

History of 149 High Street

See Francis Garrett, Cottenham’s Inns and Hostelries:

1834: public house and brewery built by James Finch.

1836: Fountain Cattle Insurance Soceity established.


James Finch, 42, plumber


James Finch, 52, farm of 50 acres plumber and victualler, b Soham

1861: Fountain Inn

James Finch, 63, farm of 50 acres employing 3 men 1 boy, b Soham

1871: Fountain Inn

James Finch, 72, plumber painter and brewer, b Soham

1880: brewery closed when James Finch retired.

1881: Fountain Inn

James Finch, 56, publican and plumber, b Cottenham

Ann, 52, dressmaker, b Cottenham

M Ellen Tall, 31, dressmaker, b Cottenham

George Mansfield, lodger, 25, labourer, b Cottenham

1891: Fountain Inn

Jonathan Piggott, 41, builder, b Cottenham


John H Smith, 64, inn keeper pub, b Cottenham


Herbert Kimpton, 31, farm labourer, b Cottenham

Herbert Kimpton was killed in WWI. His widow kept the pub open until 1919.


Jack Milson, b 1907, agricultural worker

Modern: (149)


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