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316 High Street Cottenham

316 High Street, ‘Raspberry Castle’, Cottenham

History of 316 High Street

Listed building:

Early-mid C17.

Described in ‘Cottenham in Focus’ as built by Azariah Gautry senior in 1885 and owned by the family until Cecil Gautrey died in 1991. The family had come from Soham in 1790. They were fruit growers and it was said that three or four good seasons of raspberries had enabled them to replace timber framed buildings with a brick three storey house.

316 High Street (pre 1923) (Photo E Smith)

1901 in this census three Gautrey families lived on the High Street next to each other.

Herbert H Gautrey, 39, farmer, b Cottenham

Azariah Gautrey, 37, farmer, b Cottenham

Azariah Gautrey, 62, gardener and farmer, b Cottenham




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