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.
Giants in Cherry Hinton
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!
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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 southeast of Cambridge UK. The area covered is the old Parish of Cherry Hinton which today includes the Ward of Queen Edith's.
The Categories below are really the Index of what is on the Cambridgeshire History Pages. Each is a clickable link which will take you to an article or blog which contains that word or subject