Cambridge 2000: Histon Road: Johns of Cambridge, 297-299
|Description: Histon Road: Johns of Cambridge, 297-299|
|Date built: 1860s|
This is one of the oldest buildings at the northern
end of Histon Road, it lies down a private drive
leading off the main road. In 2000 it was a showroom
for a home furnishing store, Johns of Cambridge.
Before that it was for many years a laundry, Scotsdale
Laundry, some of whose remains are still nearby.
was used as a garden nursery for many years.
The nursery already existed in the 1860s and at
the time was owned by
and called Ainger Nurseries. It included
the plot of land
just to the north, but around the turn of the century
that became the Clive Vale Nursery. It also included
land on the east side of Histon Road where now are
found the gardens of the houses on the south side of
The house here was built for Tredgett, and at the time it
was called Ainger Cottage. He ran off to New Zealand in 1885
and at some point after that his wife moved here.
Johns vacated the property in 2007, and then it was
occupied by a charity and another furnishings store.
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