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Great Shelford High Street 1885 OS map

Shelfords data

Shelford data

Great Shelford:

Great Shelford Online:

Little Shelford History:

Little Shelford Online:

Mike Petty:


The Great Shelford Arsonist – 1833

Contemporary Newspaper account:

John Stallan – Shelford Arsonist – 1833

Also see:

The location of John Stallan’s home is unknown. After his execution his widow and their son were living in College Cottages, High Green, Great Shelford in 1841:

Elizabeth Stallan, 45

William Stallan, 9

Elizabeth died in 1848.

A poem believed to have been written by John Stallan lamenting his fate was sent to Capturing Cambridge in 2022 by BF, a descendant:

John Stallan poem pt1

John Stallan poem pt2

John Stallan poem pt3



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