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14th century Cambridge map from 'Outside the Barnwell Gate' by H P Stokes, 1915'

Emmanuel Street / Emmanuel Lane / Blackfriars’ Lane

History of Emmanuel Street

In medieval times this road was known as Preachers’ Lane, or Blackfriar’s Lane because of its proximity to the Dominican Priory on its south side. The priory gave up ownership of the lane in the reign of Henry III in return for land to the south of the priory.

In 1825 the Careless family was living here.

See Mill Road Cemetery entry

Emmanuel Street corner, 1915 (photo Layburn-Yorker) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Troops of the Royal Welch Fusiliers en route to St Neots on 4 May 1915.


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