The place name dates from the Middle Ages, having previously been the name of Cambridge.
A pretty village with timber framed cottages and many thatched roofs.
St. Andrew and St. Mary Church has an excellent Decorated chancel.
Rupert Brooke came to live at the Old Rectory. He immortalised the village in a poem, which ends "Oh stands the church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?"
A later occupant of the Old Rectory was Jeffrey Archer.
Pink Floyd recorded a gentle piece called "Grantchester Meadows".
"Grantchester Grind" is a humorous novel by Tom Sharpe.