Spread Eagle Inn

(formerly Fighting Cocks)

Bridge Street,


1871 census - Spread Eagle, 39 Bridge Street, Peterborough **


Edward John Smith Head Married 27 (1844) Innkeeper born Norwich, Norfolk

Maria Smith Sister unmarried 26 (1845) born Norwich, Norfolk

Mary Hinch Servant unmarried 19 (1852) General Servant born Peterborough

Edward Rutter Lodger married 25 (1846) Jeweller & Watch Maker born Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Thomas Taverner Lodger unmarried 28 (1843) Chemist's Assistant born Peterborough


SPREAD EAGLE Bridge Street-Then

1869 - Stamford Mercury 17.12.1869

Heading: To Let


"THE SPREAD EAGLE TAVERN, Broad Bridge Street, Peterborough. Enquire of Mr. C Cutlack Brewery, Peterborough".

1874 Peterborough Directory

Spread Eagle, 39 Broad Street, Peterborough - Charles Philip Peaks

1881 census - Spread Eagle, 38 Broad Bridge Street, Peterborough **


Mary Jane Goodwin Head Marrid 39 (1842) Innkeeper born Peterborough

Kate Smith Wiloughby Daughter single 17 (1864) born Boston, Lincs

Alfred Drage Visitor/Lodger married 38 (1843) Bricklayer born Whittlesey, Cambs

Robert Rance Visitor married 52 (1829) Shepherd born Oundle, N'ptonshire


Note: in 1891 Mary Jane Goodwin was Landlady at the Queen's Head 10 Broad Bridge Street.

1891 census - Spread Eagle Inn, 39 Bridge Street, Peterborough **


Stephen Hibbins Head Married 43 (1848) Publican Employer born Peterborough

Agnes Hibbins Wife Married 24 (1867) born Notting Hill, Middx

Elizabeth Hibbins Daughter single 17 (1874) born Peterborough

Ernest Hibbins Son 7 (1884) scholar born Peterborough

Alfred Hibbins Son 5 (1886) scholar born Peterborough

Robert Butterwick Boarder single 29 (1862) Commercial Traveller born Islington, Middx

William Watts Boarder single 30 (1861) Commercial Traveller born Highbury Vale, Middx

Charles Fuller Boarder single 52 (1839) Veterinary Surgeon born Ramsey, Huntingdonshire





1901 census - Spread Eagle, Bridge Street, Peterborough **


John Atkinson Head Married 58 (1843) Inn Keeper born North Scarle, Lincolnshire

Sarah Ann Atkinson Wife Married 59 (1842) born Lincolnshire

Kate Alma Atkinson Daughter single 34 (1867) born North Scarle, Lincs

Ann Sarah Atkinson Daughter single 32 (1869) born North Scarle, Lincs

Sidney Graves Atkinson Son single 22 (1879) Engine Stoker Railway born North Scarle, Lincs

Edna Atkinson Daughter single 18 (1883) Barmaid born Lincolnshire

Wilfred Welbeck Atkinson Son 16 (1885) Boiler Smith born Peterborough

1906 Kelly's Directory

Spread Eagle, John Edmund Richardson, 39 Broad Bridge Street, Peterborough

1911 census - Spread Eagle, 28 Broad Bridge Street, Peterborough (7 rooms) **


Alfred Crane Head Married 28 (1883) Carpenter Publican Worker born Yaxley

Susannah Maud Crane Wife Married 28 (1883) Assisting in Business born Hertford

Violet Ivy Crane Daughter 6 (1905) born Peterborough

Richard Ernest William Crane Son 2 (1909) born Peterborough

Ada Fleston Assistant single 20 (1891) Barmaid born Peterborough

Bertha Gill Servant single 19 (1892) Servant & Domestic born Coates

1914 Kelly's Directory

Spread Eagle, A Crane, 26 Broad Bridge Street, Peterborough


1925 Kelly's Directory

Spread Eagle, Richard Rowell, Bridge Street

** All census transcriptions have been reproduced with kind permission of Findmypast (

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