Station Road, Swavesey
History of cottages between 12 and 16 Station Road
Until the 1913 fire there seem to have been several addresses in this stretch of Station Road.
Elizabeth Peppercorn, widow, 65, b Caldecote
Mary G, granddaughter, 4, b London
Elizabeth Wimpress, 73, widow, private means, b Hunts
Elizabeth Wimpress, daughter, 37, b London
Horace Frederick Wells, 31, coal merchant, b Swavesey
Lucretia, 30, b Carlton
Mary Edith, 5, b Swavesey
Margaret Lucretia, 3, b Swavesey
Elizabeth Rebecca, 1, b Swavesey
John Wells, 1 month, b Swavesey
Rebecca Thorp, 35, b Swavesey
Ellen Thorp Day, visitor, 35, dressmaker, b London
Two old thatched cottages tenanted by Miss Rebecca Thorp and Cllr. H. Wells, caught almost simultaneously, and were hopelessly ablaze in a few moments. The next house to be devoured was an old thatched house purchased last autumn by the Misses Frere on account of its picturesque appearance. Its very age and picturesqueness was its undoing, and it burnt like tinder. A substantial brick house, occupied Mrs. Wimpress, although immediately adjoining the blazing cottage, escaped, its walls being scarcely warm.