Spring Head is the natural spring pool that breaks forth at the base of the Gog Magog Hills. It was one of the original reasons for the siting of the village of Cherry Hinton and is still, today, the village pond. Spring Head is also known locally as Giant's Grave and there are still superstitions about the site, which are closely connected to the tales of giants once living in the area and on the Gog Magog Hills. Spring Head feeds the Hinton Brook which flows on through Cherry Hinton and Cambridge to join with the river Cam.
Couldn’t help myself, had to get a copy of this book ‘Giants on Record’ - for three reasons: 1. It’s co-written by my clever mate Hugh Newman 2. It mentions good ol’ Cherry Hinton and even has a picture of our Robin Hood stone (the one with a ‘footprint’ in it outside the RH pub and 3. I get a mention and my work referenced which is cool thanks Hugh - Bessie dog is chilled out about all the books that keep turning up - There will be more to come on the Giants of Cherry Hinton on here, so keep an eye out for that!
This is the blog page for my articles, memories and archives relating to the archaeology and local history of Cherry Hinton, a village to the south east of Cambridge UK. The area covered is the old Parish of Cherry Hinton which today includes the Ward of Queen Edith's. Please feel free to browse, you can submit comments or get in touch using the 'Contact Me' button on the main menu above. These are my own thoughts and theories which are always a work in progress as research never ends, it's a place to put my working notes. If you would like to use or reference any of my work, please do get in touch and be sure to reference writing or pictures in the correct way, thanks in advance :) As this section gets more populated with posts, you will be able to use the search bar above or the A-Z menu below to search any items of interest.