27 / 29/ 31 Station Road Swavesey
31 Station Road, Church End, High Street, Swavesey, The Merchant’s House, The Swan, The Swan with Two Necks
History of 31 - 32 Station Road
House. C16 with early C18 alterations. Exposed timber frame and plastered walls cased in local gault brick. Plain tile hipped roof. Rear stack. Two storeys with rear wing. Brick band and plinth. Two panelled doors and two ground floor sixteen-paned hung sash windows in segmental brick arches, four similar first floor windows. The house was formerly The Swan Inn.
c1777-1917: The Swan [with Two Necks]
1841: (High Street)
Berry Dodson, 35, publican
Mary Rigault, 15, servant
1851: (Church Street)
Berry Dodson, 44, butcher, b Swavesey
[Berry Dodson was the licensee of the Swan 1851/52]
Dinah, 35, b Swavesey
James, 15, pupil teacher, b Swavesey
Naomi, 13, b Swavesey
Sophia, 11, b Swavesey
Berry, 8, b Swavesey
Ann, 5ms, b Swavesey
1861: (Swan Inn)
Jesse Warrington, 35, ag.lab. and publican, b Swavesey
Charles, 7, b Swavesey
Edward, 5, b Swavesey
1871: (Swan High Street)
Jesse Warrington, 44, gardener and publican, b Swavesey
Elizabeth, 48, gardener’s wife, b Norfolk
Edward, 13, b Swavesey
Frederick Sutton, boarder, 17, farm labourer, b Swavesey
1872: 29 Jun: Cambridge Chronicle: reported that Jesse Warrington gardener Swavesey charged by P C Martin with allowing a mare to stray on the highway on 11th. Fined 5s and costs 14s 6d.
1872: 12 Oct Cambridge Chronicle: reported that James Neale, 50, a piano tuner from Lynn was charged with several thefts including a pair of boots value 10s at Swavesey on 15th April, property of Jesse Warrington publican. He had lodged at the Swan and when he left the boots were missed. The boots he was wearing when apprehended were sworn to be the same.
9.12.1876: Cambridge Independent Press: inquest held into death of Sarah Martin from aploplexy at The Swan with Two Necks.
20.12.1879: Cambridge Independent Press: inquest held into death of Ellen Dring aged 35 from phthisis
[public houses were often used for inquests and court proceeding]
1881: (16 Church End)
Jonas Thorp, 49, licensed victualler and butcher
[In 1871 Jonas Thorp is a butcher at High Street Swavesey]
Kate, 12, b Swavesey
Annie, 11, b Swavesey
Clara, 10, b Swavesey
1891: (9 Church End The Swan)
Jonas Thorp, 59, publican and butcher, b Swavesey
Elizabeth A, 55, b Essex
Clara, 20, b Swavesey
1901: (Church End – The Swan with Two Necks)
Elizabeth Thorp, widow, 65, innkeeper, b Essex
1911: The Swan, Station Road
John Smith, 40, innkeeper, b Boxworth
Minnie, 32, b Oxford
George, 1 m.
7/3/1913: Cambridge Independent Press: pub was mentioned in the report of the disastrous fire in Swavesey:
The Swan With Two Necks publichouse was saved, with the adjoining house occupied Mrs. Godfrey, but two iiitit.li and plaster cottages tenanted by Mrs Howlett; and Mr. W. Cain were wiped out. A tremendous blaze raged at this point, near the Swan pond, and the backs of the houses particular were devoured with marvellous speed.
12.4.1918: transfer of licence from John Dickens to R Goodlife
26.7.1918: report that pub had been closed for 10 months.
Swan Pond, Swavesey in 1920.. Description