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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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  • August 17, 2017
    I lived on Mill Road for twenty years and I go back regularly. I like the eclectic mix of shops and restaurants - most of which are local independent rather than soulless chains. The Amnesty bookshop ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Always loved Mill Road, lots of little shops and places to eat and have coffee. Lots of variety and very culturally diverse which I love and so does my friends and family. There is generally always an...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    Mill Road is the most underrated road in Cambridge. Often not thought of in the best of lights, the road is home to a variety of caf├ęs, off the beaten track pubs and antique shops. A pub crawl can con...  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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