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217 High Street Cottenham

217 (153) High Street, Cottenham

History of 217 High Street


Richard Norman, 41, brewer


Richard Norman, 23, farmer of 50 acres and brewer employing 3 men

This house survived the 1850 fire even though brewery was destroyed.

1855 ‘The Cottenham Brewery’ sold by Richard Haddow Norman to his brother-in-law, Charles Male.


Mary Norman, 62, land proprietor, b Cottenham

A picture of Male’s brewery taken before 1871 is the oldest known photo of Cottenham.


Charles Male, 42, brewer and farmer of 140 acres employing 7 men and 1 boy


William Male, 45, merchant and farmer of 80 acres employing 4 men and 2 boys


Charles Male, 52, brewer and farmer of 200 acres, b Cottenham


William Male, 55, farmer of 210 acres employing 8 men and 3 boys, b Cottenham

1885 Charles Male died.

1890 Cottenham Brewery stock auctioned off.


Ann Male, 61, retired brewer


Ann Male, 71, leaving on own means, b Cottenham


Frederick Gifford, 45, gardener’s labourer, b Wilburton

1939 (153)

Herbert Carrington, b 1893, farmer and dairyman

The brewery buildings were demolished to build Curringtons Close.

Current number: (217)




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