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No.2 Wellington Street

Cinnamon Restaurant

Shop History

Cinnamon Restaurant, Indian Takeaway

9th June 2000 -

Outsiders (Newmarket)


Moore, J.H., Wellington Street - Nkt.44 - Newmarket Directory


Moore, J.H. & Son, Butchers and Graziers, Wellington Street (Lane) - Nkt.44
- Newmarket Street Directory


J.H. & Son Moore, butchers, Wellington Street - Nkt.44 - Kelly's Directory


Joseph Henry Moore, butcher, Wellington Street - Kelly's Directory


Moore, lock-up shop - Census


Joseph Henry Moore, butcher, Wellington Street - Kelly's Directory


 J.H. Moore, butcher, Wellington Street - Eastern Counties Directory


Joseph Henry Moore, butcher, Wellington Street & at Dullingham - Kelly's Directory


Joseph Henry Moore, butcher,
patronized by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales; families waited on daily,
Wellington Street & at Dullingham - Kelly's Directory


Joseph Henry Moore, butcher, Wellington Street - Kelly's Directory


Joseph Henry Moore, butcher, Wellington Street - Kelly's Directory


William Gent, butcher, Wellington Street - White's Directory


William Gent, butcher, Wellington Street - Post Office Directory


William Gent, butcher, Wellington Street - White's Directory


Samuel Gent, Wellington Street, Gardner's Directory


Samuel Gent, butcher, Wellington Street - Slater's Directory


William Gent, butcher, Wellington Street - White's Directory


Samuel Gent, butcher, Wellington Street - Pigot's Directory


Samuel Gent, butcher - Robson's Directory


  • Samuel, William and Frederick Gent

  • Samuel Gent was the first butcher to trade in Wellington Street and is shown there in the 1839 Pigot's Directory ... most of the other butcher's in the town were in Market Place, with just one in the High Street. It wasn't until 12 years later that Norwich born butcher Thomas Tebbutt Cunnington (the originator of Powters® Ltd., Butchers) joined Samuel, when he first appeared in Wellington Street in the 1851 Gardner's Directory.

  • Samuel Gent was born in Selston, Nottinghamshire in around 1794-6, moving to Saxon Street sometime before 1817 (20th June), when he married Ann Payne in Woodditton St. Mary church. Clearly he came from a farming family as even at a young age he was the manager of various farms for the Duke of Rutland of around 400 acres, with 21 labourers - quite a substantial business.

    It's not known when he opened the butcher's shop in Wellington Street, but he never seems to have lived there and is shown in his house in Saxon Street on all the censuses.

    In later years his son William is shown as becoming the owner of the shop.

    Samuel died on 20th September 1872 and in his will left the butcher's shop to William ...

    ... who when he died a few years later on 14th May 1879 he subsequently left the shop to his son Frederick ...

    ... Frederick wasn't a butcher though and had been working as an assistant to draper Henry Andrews in his shop at No.80 High Street.

    Frederick married soon after and moved to live at No.177 Jamaica Road, Bermondsey in London, working as a Draper's Manager. Soon after this the shop was put up for sale:-

    Extract from Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch, Property Sales catalogue HE 500/2/27
    Dwelling house and butcher's shop, Wellington St. Newmarket, 1883

Cambridge Independent Press
Town and County News

Saturday 10 February 1883

Sale of Property. - Messrs. Feist and Son offered for sale at the White Hart Hotel. Newmarket. on Tuesday, butcher's shop and premises, situate in Wellington-lane, Newmarket, now in the occupation of Mr. Moore. The property knocked down to Mr. Joseph E. Moore for £1,000.

  • Joseph Henry Moore

  • From the details above it's clear that on Tuesday 6th February 1883 Joseph Henry Moore, farmer of Clare Farm, Dullingham purchased what had been William Gent's butcher's shop in Wellington Street.

    The son of Charles and Keziah Moore (née Muggleton), Joseph Henry was born in Little Wilbraham near Cambridge and was baptised there on 5th Apr 1857. By the 1861 census he can be seen living with his parents in Stoney Street in Dullingham, his father being the Miller and a farmer of 24 acres. Charles' brother Reuben Moore was also a farmer in Fulbourn near Cambridge.

    By 1871 the house in Dullingham was then called Millers House and the land had increased to 36 acres. By 1881 Joseph Henry was still living with his parents, but by then he's then shown as being a butcher.

    Joseph Henry married Fanny Campbell Setchell from Stetchworth on 15th September 1886 in St Paul, Covent Garden in London and in 1891 they can be seen living in Church Lane, Dullingham, with him by now running the butcher's shop here in Wellington Street.

    (Joseph Henry's signature on his marriage allegation)

    The business seems to have done very well; as by 1892 the following entry in Kelly's Directory shows that H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII was a patron of the shop:-

  • His father Charles died on 21st July 1891 and by 1901 Joseph Henry was now also a farmer and living in Cable Farm House in Dullingham. By the 1911 census the family were at Clare Farm in Dullingham and by that time 22yo son Joseph Moore was also now a butcher and an assistant in the business. Joseph became the '& son' in the name of the shop.

  • J.H. Moore, Butchers, late 1800s
    Joe Moore's Grandfather is on the far left, wearing the bowler hat, standing on the shop steps

    No.2 Wellington Street is the shop in the middle of what at one time used to all be the Fox & Goose Inn, later the Wellington Inn & Hotel
    (all the shops painted red in the above photo)
    in later years the Wellington Hotel was reduced to just the section on the right of J.H. Moore's shop and eventually became individual shops
    you can see the same bay window of the adjacent shop to the butcher's on the right in both this photo and the 1800s photo above
    the double shop doorways, both with steps, have now been replaced by a single central front door ... and the steps have long gone

    Established Family Butcher 180 - J.H. Moore

    J.H. Moore & Son, Butchers and Graziers, billhead, 6th August 1938

  • Joseph Henry Moore died on 9th April 1946.

  • It seems the shop was never used as a residence; as until 1911 it never appeared on any of the censuses.

  • Many thanks to Joe Moore for all the above old photos and the billhead of his Grandfather's butcher's shop.

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No.2 Wellington Street

No.2 Wellington Street

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