Place:Girton, Cambridgeshire, England

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NameGirton
Alt namesGretonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 47
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates52.233°N 0.083°E
Located inCambridgeshire, England
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Girton is a village of about 1,600 households, and 4,500 people in Cambridgeshire, England. It lies about two miles to the northwest of Cambridge, and is the home of Cambridge University's Girton College, a pioneer in women's education, which was moved there from a previous site in Hertfordshire in 1872.

Listed as Grittune in around 1060 and Grittune in the Domesday Book, the village's name is derived from the Old English grēot + tūn meaning "farmstead or village on gravelly ground", as the settlement was formed on a gravel ridge.

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