Villa, c.1850-60. Local grey gault brick and slate roof, gabled with boarded and bracketed eaves with end stacks.
from Francis Garrett, Cottenham Ablaze:
This is the former site of the old bus station.
On 3.11.1813 Francis Emmerson’s fodder rick caught fire by overheating. he had been repeatedly warmed to reduced it to prevent it overheating. Fortunately, locals and the arrival of the fire engine confined the fire to the fodder rick and a bean stack.
Francis Emmerson, 60, farmer of 65 acres 1 man 1 boy, b Cottenham
George, 27, b Cottenham
Esther, wife, 24, b Cottenham
Eliza, granddaughter, 1 m, b Cottenham
Francis Coe, visitor, 25, b Histon
Harriett Smith, 15, servant, b Histon
Francis Emmerson, 70, farmer, b Cottenham
George Emmerson, farmer, 46, b Cottenham
Esther, 45, b Histon
Gertrude, 20, b Cottenham
Frederick, 18, b Cottenham
Wilson, 15, b Cottenham
Stephen, 10, b Cottenham
Harold, 7, b Cottenham
1911: Dorset House
Thomas Burgess, 45, plumber and painter, b Wisbech
Eliza, 44, b Cottenham
Wilfred, 17, plumber and painter, b Cottenham
Vida, 14, b Cottenham
Charles Saintey, 66, fruit grower
Theresa, b 1875
Percy J V Bateman, b 1887, postman
Victoria M Bateman, b 1887
Modern : (48) Dorset House
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