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25 High Street Cottenham

25 High Street, Cottenham

History of 25 High Street


see Francis Garrett, Cottenham Ablaze

31.8.1850: Cambridge Chronicle reported (7.9.1850): ‘Fire after fire succeeds and the inhabitants of Cottenham are kept in almost one continual state of alarm and excitement.’

On 31.8.1850 John Pierson, the Town Crier, who was watching the Church Yard, saw flames in the barn of John Nottage (25 High Street).

The Cottenham fire engine hadn’t been cleaned since the fire in April and couldn’t be used.


Joseph Nottage, 50, farmer


Joseph Nottage, 63, farmer of 117 acres employing 5 labourers, b Cottenham

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Elizabeth Bull, 58, landed proprietor, b Cottenham


William Nottage, 44, farmer of 90 acres employing 3 men and 1 boy, b Cottenham


Sarah Wayman, 67, b Cottenham


William Nottage, 55, farmer of 60 acres 1 man and 1 boy, b Cottenham




Joseph Nottage, 35, butcher, b Cottenham

Elizabeth, 36, b Willingham

Harriet Elizabeth, 4, b Cottenham

Mabel, 2, b Cottenham

Ada Ann, 1, b Cottenham

Ann Lucas, 13, servant, b Willingham


Rebecca Bull, 59, annuitant, b Cottenham

Ellen, 26, b Cottenham

William Chivers Bull, 23, 120 acres 4 men 2 boys, b Cottenham


Rebecca Bull, 69, b Cottenham


William C Bull, 43, farmer dairyman and fruitere, b Cottenham


William Chivers Bull, 53, farmer, b Cottenham


Cynthia Hayes, b 1901, teacher elementary school



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