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Plaque on wall of 21 Northampton Street

21 – 24 Northampton Street, Storey’s Almshouses, Merton Stores

History of 21 - 24 Northampton Street

Listed Building:

Former Storey’s Almshouses. 1729. L-shaped block of tenements and shop. 2 storeys with attics; red brick; tile roof; band between storeys; hung and sliding sashes; hipped dormers; modern shop front with bow windows along Northampton Street. Founded at the bequest of Edward Storey 1693, to house the widows of clergymen. (RCHM 94). Nos 1 to 19 (consec) and Nos 21 to 30 (consec) form a group.


(24) David E Pratt, grocer



David E Pratt, grocer

James Robinson, assistant


(21) Miss Burbage

(22) Mrs Stubbings


(21) Cambridge Preservation Society

(22) F Robinson

Minnie Robinson was the widow of Sidney James Robinson who ran the grocery for many years. In 1981 she was living at 4 St Peter’s Street.


Bistro Italo

Oyster Tavern


Crust’s wine bar


Sold by Edward Storey Foundation to St John’s College in 1986

circa 2010:

St John’s Chophouse


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