The village diary, business and community links give a broad outline of events, facilities and the village infrastructure.

The village sign in the photograph is on the corner of Redgate Road and Cambridge Road. Paul Clare and Michael Davies raised money to commission the sign and it was erected in 1985. Both were members of the local Scout Group, 10th Cambridge, at the time.

Girton village sign
Photo credit: D. Berry, 2001

The sign was designed by Denis Cheason, made by Barry Sharman and erected by Ken Dench. The top part of is taken from a design on a Roman belt discovered in a burial ground near Girton College. The centre is based on the coat of arms of the family of Anne-Maria Cotton, who endowed the first Girton village school. The geese, kept at Washpit, provided quills for use in the University of Cambridge. The lower section represents corn marigolds which were once common in the village. At the very bottom is the cross of St Andrew, patron saint of the parish church.

Girton College, part of the University of Cambridge, was built specifically for women students in the 19th century. Click on the history link for a comprehensive background to the village.

The website is supported by the Girton Parish Council. This is a community website for Girton. It carries information about the village and is intended to act as a focal point for the community.

Keen to find out more? Check out the what’s on calendar, the village map and the local services page for further information on what to do while you’re staying or living here.