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Haggis Gap

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I know some people don't like to be pestered with "funnies", but
there is some interesting stuff in this amiable exchange which has
just happened on the britarch list.

Roger Fern.

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at ~INTERNET 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?

Cheers

Gareth

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     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 circa 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

     Stephen Macaulay
     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.

     Stephen Mac
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