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Ivatt Street (Brickle Lane), Cottenham

History of Ivatt Street, Cottenham

1830 John Ivatt founded a brick works at the bottom of the lane hence the local name Brickle Lane.

The twelve terraced cottages here cost £660 in 1865 when John Ivatt built them. (See Cottenham in Focus, 2002). They were two up, two down with a toilet at the bottom of the garden. A water tap was installed on the High Street at the top of the lane in 1903.

1891 83 people lived in the street

1908 brick works ceased trading


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