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28 - 32 High Street Cottenham

32 High Street, The Engineers Arms, Cottenham

History of the Engineers Arms

Listed building:

Cottage, mid C19. Local grey gault brick with some red brick to side walls. Slate roof, gabled, with saw tooth eaves cornice.

1860: opened by John Smith, the thrashing engineer. He remained until 1867 when he bought premises near the church, including the Prince of Wales.

Paul Gautrey was there for 3 years followed by John Bartingale.


1881: Engineers Arms Public House

Henry White, 35, labourer, b Landbeach

Eliza, 34, b Cottenham

John, 15, labourer, b Cottenham

Mary Ann, 9, b Cottenham

Herbert, 4, b Cottenham


1881: George Ward

John Grounds

George Painter

1891: pub closed


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