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Mill Road, Cambridge

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Mill Road is a street in southeast Cambridge, England. It runs southeast from near to Parker's Piece, at the junction with Gonville Place, East Road, and Parkside. It crosses the main railway line and links to the city's ring road (the A1134). It passes through the wards of Petersfield and Romsey, which are divided by the railway line. It is a busy, cosmopolitan street home to many independent businesses, churches, a Hindu temple and a mosque.Near the northwestern end to the south in Mortimer Road off Mill Road is Hughes Hall, one of the University of Cambridge colleges. Behind Hughes Hall is Fenner's, the cricket ground of the University of Cambridge, which has hosted first-class cricket since 1848. To the north is Anglia Ruskin University, formerly Cambridgeshire College of Arts and Technology (CCAT).HistoryMill Road was originally a quiet country lane leading to the southeast out of the city of Cambridge, named after the windmill that stood at what is now the corner of Covent Garden. The coming of the railways in the mid-19th century brought about a rapid development of the eastern part of the city after the University of Cambridge repeatedly blocked attempts to build a more central station. The population of the Mill Road area was listed as 252 in 1801, 6,651 in 1831, 11,848 in 1861 and 25,091 in 1891.
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  • The centre of the world. Full of mental people. The place where Uk hip hop was born, where Carlos the kebab man plotted his world takeover.... and the cross section where posh and poor people live in ...  more »
  • Mill Road is famous for its diversity of independent shops - sadly spoiled by the Council allowing a Tesco Express and a Sainsburys Local to open. Mill Road is divided into 2 halves by a railway bridg...  more »
  • It is one of the more run down but interesting areas of the city, There are lots of independent shops of all types and fewer of the chains. Here is the place to search out second hand books, Chinese s...  more »
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  • Nice calm place to walk and think. A little unnerving in the evening from the homeless community that gather there. Also occasionally groups of youths on bikes.
  • Underrated place in Cambridge. A calm, peaceful place to walk by or to go to relax. Maintained by the community.
  • Nice place to walk the dog but lots of drunken homless people :|

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