Capturing Cambridge
  • search
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
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


Do you have any information about the people or places in this article? If so, then please let us know using the Contact page or by emailing

Dear Visitor,


Thank you for exploring historical Cambridgeshire! We hope you enjoy your visit.


Did you know that we are a small, independent Museum and that we rely on donations from people like you to survive?


If you love Capturing Cambridge, and you are able to, we’d appreciate your support today.


Every donation makes a world of difference.


Thank you,

The Museum of Cambridge