Trumpington Residents'
This is Trumpington
Trumpington today

Trumpington is primarily a residential area, with a number of businesses and
farm activities. The original heart of the village - around the High Street,
Church Lane and Maris Lane - expanded during the 20th century, with ribbon
development along the main roads and housing to the east of the High Street
and to the north of Long Road. Recent housing developments include a new
apartment block on the Whitlocks site in the High Street, the Orangery
apartments in the grounds of Old Mill House at the western end of Long Road
and new apartments at Meadowcroft in Trumpington Road.

The area is popular with people working at Addenbrooke's Hospital,
Cambridge University and science and biomedical centres such as the Sanger
Institute, all of which have expanded significantly in recent years.

There is a nucleus of shops and pubs in the centre of the village, including a
crescent of local shops at Anstey Way. There is a Waitrose supermarket and
John Lewis service centre off Hauxton Road.

The Village Hall opened in 1908 and has continued as a centre of the
community for 100 years. Trumpington Pavilion was originally built in the
1950s; it was completely renovated and extended in 2009.

Fawcett School is the local primary school, at the end of Alpha Terrace.
Trumpington Meadows primary school opened in 2013. The area also has a
number of private schools, between the village and the city centre.

Through traffic was eased by the opening of M11 to the south west of the
village in the 1970s, although the growth in commuter traffic through
Trumpington into Cambridge has led to significant congestion on the main
roads. The Trumpington Park & Ride site was developed at the south west
entrance to the village in the 1990s. This is the southern terminus of the
Cambridgeshire Guided Busway, which opened in August 2011.
Addenbrooke's Road opened in October 2010.

There is a substantial area of farmland to the west of Trumpington Road as far
as the River Cam and another green wedge on the east side of the village,
either side of Hobson's Brook and the Vicar's Brook. There is a small local
nature reserve at Byron's Pool, to the south of the bridge to Grantchester.

The current development of Trumpington

The Cambridge and Peterborough Structure Plan, 2003, identified land in
Trumpington which could be released from the Green Belt. The shape of
development was defined in the Cambridge Local Plan and the Southern Fringe
Area Development Framework, published by Cambridge City Council in 2006
In addition, the Cambridge Southern Fringe Area Action Plan (AAP) set out the
policy of South Cambridgeshire District Council.

The City Council, District Council and County Council established a Joint
Planning Committee to take decisions on the urban extensions to Cambridge.

As an outcome of these planning changes, three major housing developments
are underway:

• Clay Farm and the Showground, to the east of the village, in the area
between Long Road, Shelford Road and the railway line (Countryside
• Trumpington Meadows, to the southwest of the current village, between
Hauxton Road and the river (Grosvenor)
• Glebe Farm, to the south of the village, between Hauxton Road and Shelford
Road (Countryside Properties)

TRA Development Report published in 2004 pressed for the inclusion of
community, health and environmental facilities as part of the development.
These facilities have been incorporated in the Clay Farm and Trumpington
Meadows plans.

Another development with a major impact on Trumpington is the expansion of
the Addenbrooke's Hospital site which is being transformed into the Cambridge
Biomedical Campus, extending to the west from the current site to the railway.

Trumpington in the past

There were Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman settlements in the Trumpington
area, new evidence for which has been identified during excavations on the
Clay Farm and Trumpington Meadows development sites.

By 1085, Trumpington was a thriving community, referred to in the
Domesday Book.

The oldest parts of Trumpington are along High Street, Church Lane and
Maris Lane. The Church of St Mary and St Michael and its elegant vicarage
are complemented by the Old House, Maris House, Anstey Hall and
Trumpington Hall and several buildings on High Street. Trumpington Hall has
retained a large area of parkland reaching to the river, while Anstey Hall is now
a wedding and events venue.

Trumpington remained a predominantly agricultural village until the 20th
century, with a number of farms in the village. There were herds of cattle and
flocks of sheep as well as a wide range of crops. Most men worked locally on
the farms, in the gardens and in small businesses. The leading occupation for
women was as a laundress, but there was also domestic service, particularly
for the young and single women.
New village sign. Photo:
Andrew Roberts, June
Trumpington War
Memorial. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, September 2007.
Trumpington War Memorial, September 2007
Trumpington Church from the north
east. Photo: Stephen Brown, September
Trumpington in 2007, before infrastructure and housing
developments. Image reproduced with permission of
Ordnance Survey.
Ordnance Survey map of Trumpington, centred on TL 447 552
Local shops and community notice-board,
Anstey Way, Trumpington. Photo: Andrew
Roberts, October 2010.
Trumpington Pavilion. Photo: Stephen
Brown, July 2009.
Trumpington Village Sign unveiled June 2010, designed by Sheila Betts.
Harvested fields at Clay Farm, near the track from
Paget Close to Addenbrooke's Hospital. Photo:
Andrew Roberts, August 2007.
The Trumpington Meadows site, looking across the
former PBI fields towards the Park & Ride site.
Photo: Andrew Roberts, September 2007.
Harvested field between Addenbrooke's Hospital
and railway line, looking east towards
Addenbrooke's. Photo: Andrew Roberts, August
The old railway line, looking north east near the
track from the allotments to Addenbrooke's
Hospital, before work starts on the Guided
Busway. Photo: Andrew Roberts, August 2007.
Line of the old railway, before work starts on the Guided Busway, August 2007
Fields at Clay Farm, near the track from Paget Close to Addenbrooke's, August 2007
Field between Addenbrooke's Hospital and the railway line, August 2007
The former PBI/Monsanto site, looking towards the Trumpington Park & Ride, September 2007
Trumpington Church from the north east, September 2007
Trumpington Pavilion: the entrance and frontage, 29 July 2009. Photo: Stephen Brown.
New village sign, June 2010.
Local shops and community notice-board, Anstey Way, October 2010.
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