|Trumpington Local History Group
Shelford Road: 3000 Years of History
This history of Shelford Road, Trumpington, is based on a presentation given at the On The Street Where You Live meeting, 13 March 2008. It is divided into a series of pages:
|Early History of the Shelford Road Area
Shelford Road in the Early 19th Century
Shelford Road in the Later 19th Century
Shelford Road in the Early 20th Century
Shelford Road in the Later 20th Century
Shelford Road Today
Shelford Road Trades
Shelford Road Personalities
Shelford Road House by House
|these pages are under development|
|Looking towards Shelford Road from Addenbrooke’s Hospital, with Hobson’s Brook and Clay Farm in the foreground and Haslingfield in the distance. Photo: Andrew Roberts, January 2008.|
|Shelford Road follows a slight ridge which runs south east from the centre of Trumpington towards Great Shelford. The ridge has been a transport link for at least 3000 years. For the great majority of this period, the area was agricultural land, with no houses along the road until the last 100 years.
The road extends just over ½ mile from the Trumpington High Street/Hauxton Road junction to Cambridge Road, Great Shelford. There are a number of residential side roads, including Cranleigh Close/Craven Close, Bishop’s Road/Lantree Crescent and Exeter Close to the south west and The Brambles and Reed Close to the north east. Less than ¼ mile from the High Street junction, the road is carried by a bridge across the former Cambridge-Bedford railway line (soon to be used by the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway). From October 2010, there is also a junction with the new Addenbrooke’s Road. The Trumpington Residents’ Association has additional information about these new routes.
|Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.|
|Continue with first part of the history of the road.|
|Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group, 2009. Updated 22 November 2010.