Haggis Gap, Fulbourn
Local Village History records groups of 'clans' of Haggi (plural of
Haggis) living in the hills around Fulbourn (and Cherry Hinton,
Shelford). Those who know of Hill Dwelling Haggis know that the two
inside legs are shorter than the outside legs (for ease running around
mountains(or hills in Cambs). (For ref see Beano cicra 1970's). The
HAGIIS GAP gets in name from the drove way created by local villagers
to trap the haggis as they ran clockwise round the Fulbourn hills (or
slight bumps as they are locally known). The last recorded sighting
come from Tim McMalim who trapped a 15 lbs Haggis in 1902.
Hope this helps
Senior Project Officer
Archaeological Field Unit
Cambridgeshire County Council
OKAY actually the real story is this.......
It was a small trackway and there was a gap in the field boundary
(hedge) through which the local owners surname Haggis could access
their land, hence the name.
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Subject: Haggis Gap
Author: British archaeology discussion list <[log in to unmask]> at
Date: 05/06/01 10:26
Just out of idle curiosity this one....
Does anyone know where the street name Haggis Gap in Fulbourn (Cambs)
got its name?
Maybe someone from the Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological
Field Unit might be able to help with this one?