Cambridge 2000: Perry Court: 7

Description: Perry Court: 7
Date built: c1995
Perry Court: 7 map for Perry Court: 7
Date photograph taken: 01 Jan 2000 (Alternative map: Google map)

The Cavendish physics laboratory is located west of the centre of Cambridge. There used to be open space between the Cavendish and Wilberforce Road, but in the 1990s an expensive housing development was built immediately to the east of the Cavendish. (A typical house in this development cost around 300000 pounds, or 500000 Euros, in 2000.)

As with all such developments the house plots are small. As can be seen in the above picture, large detached houses have been built right on top of their neighbours. These houses could be part of almost any estate built in England in the 1990s.

There was a new road, Clerk Maxwell Road, put in to reach these houses from Madingley Road. This road would naturally be extended all the way to Barton Road (easily) and then Trumpington Road (not so easily) in one direction, and towards Huntingdon Road (also with some difficulty) in the other, and then continuing up to the A14. This would have created a ring road for the west of Cambridge. This was in fact proposed in the 1950s, but it was never and is unlikely ever to be built. To some extent the M11 is a substitution, but further out of town.

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