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339 High Street, Cottenham

337 – 339 (233) High Street, Cottenham

339 High Street Cottenham

Listed building:

Cottage, late C17, and part weatherboarded gable ends restored mid C20. Timber framed, plaster rendered with thatched roof of reed and rebuilt ridge stack.

There was a cheese press in the dairy; the pressed cheeses were passed through a hole in the ceiling to the cheese room above. Cheese production ended after the cattle plague of 1865.


1841:

James Collins, 54, farmer


1851:

James Collins, 60, farm of 60 acres employing 3 labourers, b Cottenham


1861:

Elizabeth Collins, 54, farms 33 acres, b Cottenham


1871:

Elizabeth Collins, 64, farmer of 26 acres, b Cottenham


1881:

Elizabeth Collins, 74, farmer of 35 acres, b Cottenham


1891:

Alfred Collins, 48, farmer

Martha

William, 17, apprentice carpenter


1901:

William Collins, 27, carpenter and wheelwright, b Cottenham

Clara, 24, b Cottenham

Doris M, 18m, b Cottenham

 

Alfred Collins, 58, farmer, b Cottenham

Martha, 52, b Willingham

Thomas H, 25, b Cottenham

Harry H, 21, b Cottenham

Walter J, 18, b Cottenham

Sidney J, 12, b Cottenham

337 High Street Cottenham (date unknown) (photo F Smith)


1911:

William S Collins, 37, carpenter, b Cottenham

 

Alfred Collins, 68, farmer, b Cottenham


1939: (235)

Harry H Collins, b 1879, smallholder fruit grower


Modern: (343)

 

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