Queen's Road, Cambridge

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View along Queen's Road.
Gate onto St John's College playing fields from Queen's Road.
View of King's College from The Backs.

Queen's Road (designated the A1134) is a major road to the west of central Cambridge, England.[1][2] It links with Madingley Road and Northampton Street to the north with Sidgwick Avenue, Newnham Road and Silver Street to the south.

At the northern end to the west is St John's College Sports Ground.[3] At the opposite side of the junction to the east at the southern end is Darwin College. Queens' College backs onto the road on the east side at the southern end too.

To the east are The Backs along the River Cam, providing one of the best views in Cambridge of the backs of some of the most historic and prestigious Cambridge University colleges. These include St John's, Trinity College, Trinity Hall, Clare College, King's College, and Queens' College. Opposite King's College, West Road leads off to the west.

In 1871, Henry Sidgwick, a Fellow of Trinity, alongside Anne Clough (the first Principal of Newnham College) and Eleanor Balfour (Sidgwick's future wife) oversaw the purchase of 74 Regent Street to house five female students who wished to attend lectures but did not live near enough to the University to do so. The following year (1872), this moved to Merton House (built c1800) on Queen's Road,[4] and in 1875 the first building for Newnham College was built at the current site on Sidgwick Avenue adjoining Queen's Road.

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Coordinates: 52°12′14″N 0°06′43″E / 52.204°N 0.112°E / 52.204; 0.112