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Mitchell House, Cottenham

185 High Street, Mitchell House, Cottenham

History of Mitchell House

Listed building:

Villa c.1830.

Wall, and gatepiers and gates. c.1830. Gault brick wall, with cast iron gates and gatepiers. The piers are surmounted by urn finials.

Cottenham in Focus (2002) states that Marmaduke Ivatt built Mitchell House about 1847.

1841 unnamed approx.

John Nottage, 65, farmer


William Nottage, 35, thatcher

1851 unnamed

John Nottage, 76, land proprietor, b Cotttenham


William Nottage, 44, Baptist Minister thatcher and gardener, b Cottenham

1861 Mitchell House

Lydia Mary Hopper, 54, land proprietor


Lydia Mary Hopper, 64, annuitant, b Ireland

Listed building

1881 Mitchell House

Jonathan Pauley, 22, plumber and glazier, b Cottenham

Caroline, 22, b Cottenham

William H, 3, b Cottenham

Ernest, 3 mos, b Cottenham


John Morlin Goode rented the house from the Ivatts for £35 per year until 1904.

1891 Mitchell House

John Morlin Goode, 40, farmer, b Cottenham

Elizabeth Amelia, 31, b Cambridge

Annie Cole, 17, cook, b Suffolk

Alice Louisa Butler, 21, housemaid,  b Swaffham Prior


John M Goode, 50, living on own means


John M Goode bought the house for £2,400. he pulled down a house that stood where the Topiary Tree shop is now sited.


John Malin Goode, 60, farmer, b Cottenham


Mrs Goode died and left over £153,000 in her will. A large bequest was made to Addenbrookes Hospital who named the Goode Ward after her. She was the daughter of John Swan, auctioneer and cabinet-maker whose premises stood at 18-19 Sidney Street.


Mitchell House sold for just £1,400 to James De Graaff Hunter.


Cecil Brackenbury, b 1881, Indian Civil Service retired (ARP First Aid Post)

Modern (185)


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