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220 High Street, Gothic House, Cottenham

History of 20 High Street

Listed building:

Probably c.1700. Some fragments of medieval stone in garden.



from Francis Garrett, Cottenham Ablaze:

This is believed to have been the site of Vincent Wayman’s house, where now Gothic House, once the home of Mr Franklin, stands today. Vincent Wayman, a Quaker, experienced a fire and a loss of £1,215.

This building escaped the 1850 fire because it was brick and tile.


1881: Gothic House

Frances Ivatt, 65, b Haddenham

Robert M, 29, farmer miller and maltster of 373 acres employing 24 men 5 boys, b Cottenham

Agnes Mary, daughter, 27, b Cottenham

Mary Anne Sadler, visitor, 42, b London

Lavinia Ivatt, 25, b Cottenham

Henry Robert Hughes, visitor, 19, student of theology, b Haddenham

Elizabeth Barlow, 21, cook, b Madingley

Alice Ward, 19, housemaid, b Coton



Robert M Ivatt, 39, farmer and miller

Alice M, 32, wife, b London

Marguerite A, 3,

Josephine E, 2,

Cathleen F, 2,

Emily Sadler, visitor, 50, b London

Elizabeth J Kendrick, 16, housemaid, b Chatteris




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