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Photo of the old weir swept away in 1947 Cambridgeshire Collection

Byron’s Pool

Byron's Pool is the millpool from a former Trumpington Mill

Byron’s Pool is the former millpond of Trumpington Mill, which is the site of the Reeve’s tale by Chaucer. The mill disappeared many years ago. The current weir was built after the floods of 1947. A stream to allow fish to pass upstream was added after 2000. Lord Byron is reputed to have swum there when a student at Cambridge, and Rupert Brooke when staying at the Old Rectory in Grantchester.

The area around Byron’s Pool is now a Local Nature Reserve, looked after by Cambridge City Council.



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