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Trumpington Local History Group

The Black Swan Public House
Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group, 2009. Updated 1 June 2009
The Black Swan was one of nine public houses which have operated in
Trumpington in the last 500 years. This page is based on a presentation
given by Peter Dawson at the meeting titled
Along the High Street, 26
March 2009.

The Black Swan appears in records dated 1686 and 1704 and was almost
certainly on the High Street.
Extracts from the Act for the Cambridge
Turnpike, 1724-25
, from Fowlmere to
Cambridge (11 Geo. I, c. 14).
In 1724, it was recorded that a small working
group formed from the Trustees
commissioned by Act of Parliament to
instigate and maintain the turnpike road were
to hold their first meeting at the Black Swan
on 2 April 1725. Incidentally, the large and
distinguished membership of the Trustees
included an Antony Pemberton and a Samuel
Pepys.
Sources

The Victoria County History (VCH) (1982) includes a summary of the different pubs, p.
250-51. See the
bibliography for full details.
If you have any further information about this or the other pubs in
Trumpington, we would be very interested to hear from you.
Extract from the Act for the Cambridge Turnpike, 1724-25, from Fowlmere to Cambridge (11 Geo. I, c. 14).
Extract from the Act for the Cambridge Turnpike, 1724-25, from Fowlmere to Cambridge (11 Geo. I, c. 14).