This house on Sheep St, Northampton, was a property given in 1683 to the corporation of Northampton for charity.
The status of Kerr's house
is discussed on
An Account of Public Charities in England and Wales
It describes Kerr's house as
"a mansion-house, garden, stables, coach-house, and pleasure-ground".
The status of the house is the subject of the [1840 case].
Dr. William's widow died 1841.
Dr. William's niece Jane Kerr (widow of the scientist Humphry Davy) lived in the house at one point, probably in 1841-55.
[Cox and Serjeantson, 1897]
says the house is
"now occupied by Mrs. Bostock".
The Bostock house is listed as 47 Sheep St.
The Kerr house (47 Sheep St) is now Northampton Ex-Servicemen's Club.
Extract from old map. Revised: 1899. Published: 1901.
The Kerr house ("S.D.") has extensive gardens.
[2008 Conservation Plan] confirms that the Ex-Servicemen's Club is Kerr's house.
It says that Kerr largely re-built the street.
The Kerr house (47 Sheep St), Northampton.
Photo 2014. See larger and full size.
Courtesy of Steven Collis of Buildings of Northampton.
Used with permission.
See also black and white version. From here in Sheep St album. And on Sheep St page.
3D view of the front.
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