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Cintra Cottage, Woodberry Down c1865

Cintra Cottage was one of the first dwellings built on Woodberry Down.  I'm not certain exactly where it was but the best contender is one of a group of four houses built on the south side of the road near the junction with Lordship Road in the early 1820s (referenced in another discussion here). I read in one account that the cottage was thatched. The image above might just show a thatched cottage. This would accord with the 1863 OS map that shows 'Thatched Cottage' in the location That would fit Option 1. Also Sun Insurance records for Samuel James How (see my comment below) give an address of Cintra Cottage, Lordship Road.

On the other hand in his autobiography which includes a section on his childhood in Woodberry Down, architect C H Reilly (born in 1874) includes the following passage:

St Olave's church was built in 1893. This, along with the other reference I found of Cintra being a thatched cottage all makes Reilly's cottage sound like a possibility for Cintra. Cruchley's detailed map of 1847 shows a building at the location Reilly describes and labels it "Lodge".

The first occupant, and possibly owner, Antonio Joaquim Freire Marreco (1787-1850) was an interesting fellow.

Read more about Marreco in the History Group, here.

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Comment by Hugh on July 4, 2018 at 3:08

Records also show that the proprietor of the Sluice House Tavern from 1836 till 1847, a Samuel James How, was either living here or owned the property in the 1830s.

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