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16 High Street, Swavesey

16 High Street, Black Horse, Swavesey

History of the Black Horse, Swavesey

Swavesey High Street map OS 1901

1871: Black Horse

George Few, shoemaker, b Willingham

Drusilla, shoemaker’s wife, b Willingham

Edrick, b Willingham

Minna M, b Swavesey

Victor C, b Swavesey


1881: (38 High Street)

Joseph Metcalfe, 46, licensed victualler and thatcher, b Swavesey

Sarah, 46, b Swavesey

Mary A, 20, dressmaker, b Swavesey

Thomas, 15, b Swavesey

Joseph, 12, b Swavesey

John, 10, b Swavesey

Albert, 6, b Swavesey

Martha Key, boarder, 1, b Swavesey


1891: (3 High Street) the Black Horse, Pub House

Joseph Metcalfe, thatcher and licensed victualler


Jane, 27, dressmaker, b Swavesey

Thomas, 25, tailor

Albert, 16, thatcher’s labourer



John M Hodson, 54, thatcher and innkeeper, b Swavesey

Rosetta, 54, b Swavesey

Rose H, 27, dressmaker, b Swavesey

Kate, 22, dressmaker, b Swavesey

Bert, 16, carpenter apprentice, b Swavesey

Harry, 12


This pub closed in 1912.


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