Bogs Gap Lane Nos 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 & 32A

These houses are built on a plot of land that started life as an allotment at Enclosure 1816 and was added to the land that went with The Green Man. This plot became known as Sprats Hedge Side, although the origin of the name is uncertain. The South Cambridgeshire Rural District Council acquired the plot in 1938 from Wells & Winch the brewers for the construction of local authority housing, which was not without controversy as this newspaper report records 27 January 1938:

“Councillors considered building houses at Boggs Gap, Steeple Morden. The site was damp and would be bad to build on as the foundations would be on gault. It was at the bottom of a slope and water was oozing out all the time. It had a north-east aspect and was at the wrong end of the village. There was no water, electric light or fence and it would prove very expensive. But the Housing Officer said it was the best of three available sites and the purchase had now gone so far that it was impractical to stop it.”

Last Updated on February 4, 2021