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87 High Street, Cottenham

87 High Street, Sunnyholme, Cottenham

History of 87 High Street

Listed building:

House, late C18 or early C19.

Barn, mid C19. Timber framed, weatherboarded and pantiled. Three bays. Two storeys.

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1841:

Francis Woods, 41, farmer

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1847:

See Francis Garrett, Cottenham Ablaze:

23.9.1847 fire started at 8pm in the cow lodge of William Watts opposite Red Lion Inn. Fire spread to adjoining farms of Jonathan Piggott and then James Saintey. Buildings in the yard of Francis Woods were pulled down to arrest the fire.

Cottenham and Willingham fire engines, plus those of insurance companies, put the fire out by 2am. Opinion on the cause of the fire was split between those that thought it had been fire started by a candle and those who thought an arsonist.

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1851:

Francis Woods, 53, farmer of 140 acres employing 4 men, b Cottenham

Mary, 53, b Cottenham

Francis, 21,  b Cottenham

Mary Dodds, 23, servant, b Willingham

William Allen, 27, farmers servant, b Oakington

Charles Bennett, 16, labourer, b Cottenham

 

Thomas Rowell, 41, farmer of 10 acres

 

Emanuel Garrett, 33, farm lab, b Histon

 

Thomas Benton, 30, farmer of 16 acres

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1861:

Francis Woods, 31, farm 154 acres employing 5 men 3 boys, b Cottenham

 

Thomas Rowell, 52, farm of 12 acres,

 

Thomas Benton, 40, farm 72 acres, employing 2 men and 2 boys

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1871:

Mary Ann Woods, 30, farming 140 acres employing 5 men and 1 boy, b Haddenham

 

Thomas Rowell, 60, farmer of 12 acres of land, b Cottenham

 

Thomas Benton, 50, farmer of 100 acres employing 3 men and 2 boys, b Cottenham

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1881:

Ephraim Gautrey, 33, agricultural seed and fruit grower 33 acres, b Cottenham

 

Thomas Rowell, 72, retired farmer, b Cottenham

 

Thomas Benton, 60, farmer of 100 acres, employing 5 men and 3 boys, b Cottenham

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1891:

Ephraim Gautrey, 43, seedsman and farmer, b Cottenham

 

Rebecca Rowell, 74, living on own means, b Cottenham

 

John Ely, 29, ag.lab., b Cottenham

 

John Benton, 26, farmer, b Cottenham

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1901:

Ephraim Gautrey, 53, seed merchant and farmer, b Cottenham

 

John Rayment, 48, carrier, b Histon

 

Herbert W Bull, 40, ag.lab., b Cottenham

 

John Benton, 36, farmer

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1911:

William Golding, 55, foreman on farm, b Cottenham

 

John Rayment, 58, gardener fruit grower, b Histon

 

Fred Bowers, 25, basketmaker, b Cottenham

 

John Benton, 46, farmer, b Cottenham

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1939:

Harry Benton, b 1899, farmer

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