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The Priory Nursing Home, (The Priory Grange) (Sun House) 51 Newmarket Road, Crown Brewery

History of 51 Newmarket Road


A fire destroyed many properties in Barnwell but the Priory Grange survived.

From 1850s: Crown Brewery occupied by William Wilkes Featherstonehaugh. This brewery supplied over 35 public houses rom Isleham to the north-west. William Featherstonehaugh died in 1880 and the brewery and public houses were sold. The family continued to at Sun House which became the Priory Nurses Home.

1901 The Priory Grange

William K Bird, 49, vinegar brewer, mustard and potted meat manufacturer, b Cambridge

Maria R, 41, b Cambridge

Martin W K, 11, b Cambridge

Cecily M, 10, b Cambridge

Colin K, 8, b Cambridge

Angus K, 7, b Cambridge

Barbara R, 5, b Cambridge

Geoffrey W K, 3, b Cambridge

Emmeline Foley, 26, mothers help, b London

Florence L Oakey, 23, cook, b Ely

Beatrice Negus, 23, housemaid, b Fen Ditton

Zellah Laberton, 16, nurse, b Little Downham


The Priory Nursing Home, Miss Lamb matron

1960 old house demolished to make way for Cambridge Evening news premises.


Cambridge Newspapers Ltd

Jn M Eyles


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