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Ancient Druids, 92 & 94 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Cambridge pub history index

Listed as the Druids in 1852. This pub was demolished in 1982 when the whole area was redeveloped. A replacement pub was built nearby in Napier Street. This has been in and out of pub use in recent years and is currently a restaurant. Listed in 1851 as the Druids Arms. **

The 1911 census summary names this as the Ancient Shepherds, another interesting fact, maybe the enumerator was having a drink at each pub along their route.

The original pub was in Fitzroy Street and was demolished to make way for the Kite Centre / Grafton Centre. The numbering alters through road renumbering, with the Ancient Druids altering from 34 Fitzroy street to later being 92 & 94 Fitzroy street by 1966. In the later numbering, the Fitzroy Arms was at 34 Fitzroy street, previously being at 7 Fitzroy street, just to confuse matters. The license was transferred to a new building with the same name at 11 Napier Street nearby. That building still exists but it is no longer a pub.

Ancient Druids, 11 Napier Street, Cambridge - in August 2010

Ancient Druids, 11 Napier Street, Cambridge - in August 2010

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Residents at this address

1851/T Hoalden/../../../Gardner’s Directory **

1852/John Langten/../../../Slaters Directory

1861/Thomas Houlden/Publican/36/St Andrew the Less, Cambridgeshire/Census
1861/Robert Houlden/Father, Retired Publican/69/St Andrew the Less, Cambridgeshire/Census
1861/Mary Houlden/Mother/68/St Marys, Norfolk/Census

1869/Thos Houlden/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Thomas Houlden/Licensed Victualler, Ancient Druids/47/St Andrew the Less, Cambridge/Census
1871/Mary Houlden/Mother, Widow/71/St Mary, Norfolk/Census
1871/William Russell Brookes/Nephew, Boot Closer/38/St Andrew the Less, Cambridge/Census

1879/Thos Houlden/../../../Kellys Directory

1881/Thomas Houlden / Innkeeper/../../Spalding’s Directory of Cambridge **

1881/Thomas Houlden/Innkeeper/56/Cambridge/Census
1881/Mary Andrews/Housekeeper/35/Cambridge/Census

1883/Thos Houlden/../../../Kellys Directory

1888/Edward Spence/../../../Kellys Directory

1891/John Newell/Publican/22/Sudbury, Suffolk/Census *
1891/Thomas Fras Newell/Brother, Assistant/19/Sudbury, Suffolk/Census

1892/Mrs Maria Chisholm/../../../Kellys Directory

1896/James Flack/../../../Kellys Directory

1904/Thomas Chapman/../../../Kellys Directory

1913/D S Stafford/../../../Spalding Directory

1916/Geo Edward Banes/../../../Kellys Directory

1933/Frank Kimberley/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1935/F J Kimberley/../../../Kellys Directory


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