Lode with Longmeadow

Updated 5th December 2023

Lode with Longmeadow is situated seven miles north east of Cambridge and seven miles west of Newmarket. It is the first of the Fen edge villages and takes its name from Bottisham Lode. The lodes are man made waterways built some time between Roman and medieval times to bring supplies to villages via the River Cam. Nearby is Anglesey Abbey, a large country house now owned by the National Trust which also maintains Lode watermill.

The village has just over three hundred dwellings and is home to nearly nine hundred people including many families whose roots in the community extend back several hundred years. A long standing farming community maintains seven working farms. Other people commute to Cambridge and beyond or are self-employed in a wide range of occupations. Children mostly attend primary school in Bottisham and Swaffham Bulbeck and then Bottisham Village College two miles away.