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134 York Street

History of 134 York Street

This property is no longer standing. Numbers 130, 132, 134, 136 & 138 formed a terrace approximately where the entrance is to St. Matthew’s Garden.  The 1888 Cambridge Town Plan and the 1910 Land Tax both refer to this section as “Lower York Street”.


Elliot Pope, head, 42, 1839, wood carver & turf merchant (unemployed), Cambridge
Elizabeth Pope, wife, 35, 1846, laundress, Cambridge
Gertrude E. Pope, daughter, 14, 1867, Cambridge
Frederick J. Pope, son, 12, 1869, scholar, Cambridge
John H. Pope, son, 10, 1871, scholar, Cambridge
Ada A. M. Pope, daughter, 8, 1873, scholar, Cambridge
Harriett Pope, daughter, 5, 1876, Cambridge
Samuel Pope, son, 4, 1877, Cambridge
Elliot and his family can be found living at 104 York Street from 1891.


Numbers 129 – 135 do not appear in the 1891 Census.  There are seven houses listed as “Lower York Street”, but it is uncertain which of those apply to these missing properties.  None of the families match one from 1881 or 1901.


Walter H Clark, head, 24, rope spinner, 1877, Cambridge
Annie Clark, wife, 33, 1868, Thaxted, Essex
Charles Clark, son, 2 months, 1901, Cambridge
Thomas Pawley, boarder, 23, house painter, 1878, Cambridge


Walter Henry Clark, 34, laundryman (carter), b. Cambridge
Annie Clark, 45, jam factory hand, b. Thaxted, Essex
Percy Clark, 5, b. Cambridge
Margaret [probably, large ink blot in the middle of her name] Mitchell, 78, widow, b. Brighton, Sussex
Annie and Walter have been married for eleven years and have had four children, three of whom have died.

F Carter

Sources: 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 UK Census, 1888 Cambridge Town Plan, 1910 Land Tax,


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