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48 High Street Cottenham

48 High Street (32), Dorset House, Cottenham

History of 48 High Street

Listed building:

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, 37

Esther, 35


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

1939 (32)

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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