Capturing Cambridge
  • search
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Long Road

Notes on the history of Long Road, Cambridge

Long Road was formerly known as Mill Road because of the mill at the Trumpington End. It was also called the Via Lambertina after James Lambert, a former bursar of Trinity. The trees along the southern side of the road are labeled on early OS maps as Millroad Plantation.

A descriptive overview can be found here:

https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/suburbs-and-approaches-long-road.pdf

More information about James Lambert can be found here:

http://trinitycollegechapel.com/about/memorials/sculptures/lambert/

Former residents of the road include:

Noel Odell geologist and engineer. He is also mentioned in this 2015 review of the film about the life of George Mallory the mountaineer.

Dr A S Playfair

Sources: Cambridge News (Cambridgeshire Collection)

 

Contribute

Do you have any information about the people or places in this article? If so, then please let us know using the Contact page or by emailing [email protected].