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Christ's Lane south side circa 1890 looking towards St Andrew's Street

Christ’s Lane / Rogues’ Lane

History of Christ's Lane

In medieval times this was known by a variety of names. Generally, ‘the Lane to Hinton’ or the ‘the lane leading from St Andrew’s Church towards Hintune’, it was also also know as ‘Rokislane (Rogues’ Lane) and Hangman’s Lane. It was also called St Nicholas Lane and (early in the 19th cent.) Emmanuel Back Lane and George Street.

14th century Cambridge map


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