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55 St Andrew's Street

55 – 56 St Andrew’s Street

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)

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