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Photo: Andrew Roberts

Hobson’s Brook

A brook that rises near Trumpington and has provided fresh water to Cambridge since the 17th century

Photo: Andrew Roberts

The watercourse called Hobson’s Brook and Hobson’s Conduit flows through Trumpington to Cambridge, from Nine Wells into the city.

This page on the Trumpington Local History Group website links to Hobson’s Conduit: the First 400 Years for details about the history and route of the Conduit.



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