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Burnside and bridge from the north (photo: John McGill, 2020)

Brookfields & Burnside

The Development of Two Streets

Three particular factors should be considered when trying to trace the history of Brookfields and Burnside. Firstly, neither of the streets was within Cambridge when first developed – they were in Cherry Hinton. Secondly, Burnside wasn’t initially Burnside – it was Brookside. Thirdly, the house numbering system was not what it is today, and in some cases houses had no numbers. As stated above, it should also be noted that Brookfields lies to both the east and west of Perne Road – it was cut in half.

Read the full report Brookfields and Burnside: The Development of Two Streets


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