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319 High Street, Cottenham

319 (213) High Street, The Social Retreat, Ivy Villa, Cottenham

History of 319 High Street, Cottenham

1841:

William Bicheno, 65, glover

 

Jacob Smith, 50, farmer

 

Susanah Kimpton, 76, independent

 

William Pauley, 41, ag.lab.

 

Kimptons Yard:

John Thurston, 31, basketmaker

 

William Wattson, ag.lab.

 

James Todd, 59, farmer

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1851:

Elizabeth Smith, widow, 52, land proprietor, b Cottenham

 

William Camps, 40, farm of 11 acres no lab., b Histon

 

John Camps, 75, ag.lab.,  b Waterbeach

 

Robert Wilson, 36, ag.lab., b Cottenham

 

Joseph Pierson, 30, ag.lab., b Cottenham

 

William Whybrow, 68, surveyors lab., b Chesterton

 

David Prime, 43, journeyman miller publican, b Hunts

 

James Todd,  68, butcher and farmer, b Cottenham

 

See Francis Garrett – Cottenham’s Inns and Hostelries: The Social Retreat beer house was opened about 1850. Owned by the Kimpton family, the licensee was David Prime who was also the miller at Goode’s windmill on Rampton Road.

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1861:

John G Smith, 44, farmer of 86 acres employing 4 men 1 boy

 

William Camps, widower, 54, farmer, b Cottenham

 

John Camps, 85, retired labourer, b Waterbeach

 

Public House:

David Prime, 53, publican and miller

 

Phebe Graves, 51, butcher, b Cottenham

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1871:

John Graves Smith, 54, yeoman, b Cottenham

 

William Camps, 62, farmer of 17 acres employing 1 boy, b Cottenham

 

Social Retreat:

David Prime, 63, beerhouse keeper and flour seller, b Needingworth

 

Ebenezer Smith, 33, farmer of 26 acres employing 1 boy, b Cottenham

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1872:

Social Retreat became a six day licensed house.

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1881: approx.

John Graves Smith, 64, farmer of 41 acres employing 1 labourer

 

Walter Kimpton, 32, blacksmith

 

Mary Camps, 83, formerly farmers wife, b Cottenham

 

Social Retreat:

David Prime, 73, beer flour and corn retailer, b Needingworth

 

Ebenezer Smith, 43, farmer of 56 acres employing 2 men and 1 boy, b Cottenham

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1891: approx.

John Graves Smith, 74, farmer, b Cottenham

 

Walter Kimpton,  39, blacksmith, b Cottenham

 

Arthur William Butler, 27, shoemaker, b Cottenham

 

George Pierson, 38, ag.lab., b Cottenham

 

James Waters, 27, ag.lab., b Impington

 

William Moore, 58, ag. lab., b Cottenham

 

(The Social Retreat):

David Prime, 83, beer. flour and corn dealer, b HUnts

 

Ebenezer Smith, 53, farmer, b Cottenham

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1895: David Prime gave up licence and Albert Chapman took over.

 

Property sold 1897 described as: a valuable public house, the ‘Social Retreat’ containing 7 rooms, cellar and wash-house. Bought by Charles Askham. Licensee in 1900 was David Haird.

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1901:

Harry G Smith, 25, farmer and gardener

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1906:

Ernest Stocker became licensee of the Social Retreat.

Succeeded by Len Graves, who died in 1911 and his widow cotinued.

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1911: Ivy VIlla

Harry Graves Smith, 34, farmer, b Cottenham

Mary Jane Smith, 27, b Cottenham

Florence Rita Smith, 7 months, b Cottenham

Winifred Margaret Pierson, 14, servant, b Cottenham

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1925:

Frank Gawthroup licensee

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1933:

John Boughen licensee

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1938:

Social Retreat license refused and pub closed in 1939.

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1939: Ivy VIlla

Mary J Smith, b 1884

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