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The Spotted Cow, Northampton Street and former Northampton Boot Stores and entrance to Kettle's Yard

40 Northampton Street, The Spotted Cow

History of 40 Northampton Street

There are deeds for the Spotted Cow in the County Record Office dated from 1695 to 1921

1839 Mr Richardson (London Gazette)

1851 Nicholas Jemmerson (Gardner’s)

1852 John Richardson (Slaters)


Mary Mansfield, 60, blacksmith’s wife, b Norfolk

George, 20,

Elizabeth, 22,

Charlotte Wells, 72, b Norfolk

Spotted Cow Yard:

(1) John Wolfe, 32, groom, b Cambridge


(2) Richard Richardson, 80, drover, b Cambridge

(3) Edward Allensby, 60, waterman, b Ely

(4) & (5) John Franklin, 42, bricklayers labourer, b Chesterton


Nicholas Jemmerson, brewer & maltster, 56, b Cornwall
Elizabeth, 51, b Swavesey
Ernest, butcher, 25, b Jersey


George Jemmerson

1879 N G Jemmerson (Post Office )


Nicholas Jemmerson, brewer & publican, 66, b Cornwall
Elizabeth, 60, b Swavesey
Ann Crane, wifes sister, 60, b Swavesey

Spotted Cow Yard:


Augusta Franklin, 53, college servant, b Bury St Edmunds


Daniel Pettet, 38, gardener’s labourer, b Suffolk

Susan, 46, b Grantchester

George, 13, gardener’s labourer, b Cambridge

Harry, 5, b Oakington

Kate, 8, b Cambridge

George Phillips, lodger, 17, hostler, b Oakington


Sarah Heap, 74, none, b Cambridge

Ann Looker, boarder, 73, b London


Mary A Williams, 60, none, b Cambridge


Ernest H M Emmerson, 36, hay dealer, b Jersey

Anne, 35, b Histon

1888 William Lees (Kellys)


Jane Elsden is described as living in Spotted Cow Yard. (See Rose and Tulip).

1891 Spotted Cow

Mary Humphreys, 62, publican, b Herts


1 Spotted Cow Yard:

Frederick W Piddock, 30, fish curer, b Cambridge


2 Spotted Cow Yard

George Taylor, 48, labourer, b Landbeach


1913 The Spotted Cow

Mrs Annie Twinn

The Spotted Cow Yard:

1-2 Mrs Annie Twinn

3-4 Mrs Emma Taylor

Northampton Street, Spotted Cow and Borough Boy (MoC93/52)

By 1937 the Spotted Cow had been demolished.


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