Capturing Cambridge
  • search
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Mare Way

History of Mare Way

Cyril Fox in Archaeology of the Cambridge Area describes this route in the chapter ‘ Possibly or Certainly Prehistoric Earthworks and Trackways.’ One part starts at Ermine Street and follows a ridge as far as Chapel Hill, Haslingfield. It goes with 700 yards of the site of the chapel of ‘Our Lady of White Hill.’

Mare Way (from C.Fox 1923)

The second section commenced in the valley, at the crossing of the River Cam, from which a track led to the ford at Hauxton Mill. Little archaeology has been associated with the route except for a large number of finds from the Neolithic period onwards at Hauxton Mill.


Do you have any information about the people or places in this article? If so, then please let us know using the Contact page or by emailing

Dear Visitor,


Thank you for exploring historical Cambridgeshire! We hope you enjoy your visit.


Did you know that we are a small, independent Museum and that we rely on donations from people like you to survive?


If you love Capturing Cambridge, and you are able to, we’d appreciate your support today.


Every donation makes a world of difference.


Thank you,

The Museum of Cambridge