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55 St Andrew's Street

55 – 56 St Andrew’s Street, Delaport’s Coffee House

History of 55 - 56 St Andrew's Street

Part of a property which belonged to the diocese of Ely since medieval times. It was probably the site that Mr John Delaport in 1763 “opened a Coffee Room next to Emmanuel College in a pleasant garden.” A long advertisement of this establishment can be found in Cooper’s Annals, iv, 328-9. In 1858 it was purchased by the late Alderman Charles Finch Foster, who built a manse for the Baptist Church opposite. The property was acquired by Emmanuel College in 1899.

(from Outside the Barnwell Gate (1915) p. 32)

Coffee Houses of Cambridge

Two of the public adverts on the Emmanuel Coffee House quoted by Charles Henry Cooper in his Annals of Cambridge vol. 4 pp. 328-329:

Emmanuel Coffee House advert 1763

Emmanuel Coffee House Advert 1763



William Robinson, 57, Baptist minister, b Beds

(55) office only


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