Madingley Road

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British Antarctic Survey headquarters on the south side of Madingley Road.
Main entrance to the Cambridge Observatory building, to the north of Madingley Road.
The University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory in West Cambridge, south of the Madingley Road.
Lucy Cavendish College library and Marshall House off Madingley Road.
Schlumberger Cambridge Research Centre, High Cross, Madingley Road.[1]

Madingley Road is a major arterial road linking central Cambridge, England with Junction 13 of the M11 motorway.[2] It passes by West Cambridge, a major new site where some University of Cambridge departments are being relocated.

The road is designated the A1303. At the eastern end the A1303 continues as Northampton Street, then Chesterton Lane and Chesterton Road. There is a junction with the A1134 (Queen's Road) to the south.

At the Cambridge (east) end of the road, there are a number of large detached residences.[3] The village of Coton is south of the western end of Madingley Road.

The following are located on or close to Madingley Road:

Notable residents[edit]

The following have lived on or close to Madingley Road:


The last known stand in England of rare semi-mature Plot or Plot-type elms, the Madingley Road elms descended from those described by botanists Elwes and Henry in 1913[4] and studied by R. H. Richens in 1960,[5] was destroyed by the City Council of Richens's own Cambridge in road-widening c.2007-2014.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Schlumberger Cambridge Research Centre, Schlumberger.
  2. ^ Madingley Road, Cambridge.
  3. ^ Madingley Road: 25, Cambridge 2000.
  4. ^ Elwes, H. J. & Henry, A. (1913). The Trees of Great Britain & Ireland. Vol. VII. p.1902. Private publication, Edinburgh. The Trees of Great Britain & Ireland
  5. ^ Nature in Cambridgeshire, vol 3, 1960
  6. ^ Plot Elms on Madingley Road, Cambridge, 2006, [1] and 2013, [2]

Coordinates: 52°12′43″N 0°05′50″E / 52.2119°N 0.0972°E / 52.2119; 0.0972