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205 - 209 High Street, Cottenham

205 – 207 (145) High Street, Black Horse, Cottenham

History of the Black Horse

See Francis Garrett, Cottenham’s Inns and Hostelries

1826: premises bought by James Chivers

1830s: Brewhouse built

1837: Black Horse Stock Club formed


John Moore, 25, blacksmith

1850: house destroyed by fire in April. Rebuilt and James Nottage licensee.


James Nottage, 37, inn keeper

1861: Black Horse Inn

James Nottage, 46, farm 6 acres and inn keeper, b Cottenham


Ebenezer and James Chivers had run brewery since their father’s death. They dissolved the partnership in October. Jame’s sold of his portion of the stock. Ebenezer continued in the business.

1871: Black Horse Inn

John Graves, 51, dealer and publican, Cottenham

James Nottage’s widow had married John Graves.


John Bartingale moves from the Engineers Arms.


John Bartingale, 33, publican, b Cottenham

Caroline, 30, b Cottenham

Elizabeth Anne Moore, 15, servant, b Cottenham


John Bartingale, 43, ag.lab. publican, b Cottenham

Caroline, 40, b Cottenham


Ebenezer Chivers sold brewery and public house to P R Holben

1894: John Kent took over as publican from John Bartingale

1896: Herbert Ward publican


Ebenezer’s son, Fred Chivers, ceased brewing

Brewery and Black Horse sold to Greene King for £1320.


Frederick Tadman, 40, publican, b London


Licence refused.


James Piper, 45, coal dealer, b Dullingham

1939: (145)

James Piper, 66, retired coal merchant

Modern: (205)



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