101 Hay Street

This house stands on part of a plot of land acquired by Arthur Thomas Wright of Orchard Cottage, Hay Street on 12 March 1928 from the Steeple Morden Benefit Society. The land was anciently part of the Wimpole Estate and it was acquired by the Benefit Society (known as The Club) with other land in 1892.

Arthur Wright was a carpenter and builder and he erected a house (99 Hay Street today) in 1928-29 and moved there from Orchard Cottage in 1929.

For many years Arthur, followed by his son Aubrey Warren Wright, ran the building business A T Wright & Son from here. The northern half of the plot was the builders’ yard and that is now the site of 101 Hay Street, which was built by Arthur Wright’s grandson for his own occupation.

Last Updated on August 15, 2020