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Alexander Crummell, 13 Botolph Lane

12 – 13 Botolph Lane

History of 12 -13 Botolph Lane

1959 Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Survey of Cambridge: House, now two dwellings, Nos. 12 and 13, … had timber-framed walls faced in part with later brick-work, and tiled roofs. It was built on a T-shaped plan in the 16th century…. the attics are approached from from No. 11 Pembroke Street adjoining.



Anne Barton, 70, college servant, b Cambridge

Eliza Barker, daughter, 30, b Cambridge

Sarah Stones, visitor, 12, b Cambridge


Alexander Crummell, 32, student Queens College, b New York USA

Sarah M, 30, b New York USA

Sidney G, 5, b New York USA

Alexander, 5, b New York USA

Frances A, 2, Bath

Sophia, 2 weeks, b Cambridge

Elizabeth Nightingale, 19, servant, b Girton

Charlotte Piper, 46, monthly nurse, b Norfolk

Rev. Alexander Crummell – one of the first Black students at Cambridge University, 1848.


(12) The Bell Inn

William Henry Claridge

(13) The Pelican and Lilies Weaving House

Miss Green


(12) Mrs E Claridge

(13) John E Purvis

St Botolph's Lane, 1971 (MoC 159/71)

St Botolph’s Lane, 1971 (MoC 159/71)


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