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Map of Cambridge 'Outside Barnwell gate' 14th cent.

Lensfield Road / Deepway / Conduit Road

History of Lensfield Road

In medieval times Deepway ran between Daw’s Cross at the eastern end (the junction with Hadstock Road (Hills Road) and King’s Lane (Gonville Place), and at the western end, the stone bridge by the Spital on Trumpington Road.

The ditches along the road were mentioned in various deeds for many centuries. When the water-course, known as the New River, was formed, and ‘a cut’ was made from the conduit-head along the Deepway and towards Emmanuel and Christ’s. the lane obtained the name of Conduit Road.

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