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Comberton maze, c.1900 (photo W H Hayles) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Maze, Comberton

History of the Maze

According to Vanishing Cambridgeshire a turf maze, known locally as ‘The Mazles’ was cut at Comberton some time after 1660, probably as a copy of a surviving maze at Hilton. In 1846 it was enclosed in the playground of the village school. However a new maze was cut in 1909 on a different site and to a different design. This was destroyed in 1928 when the school was extended.

Comberton OS map 1901 showing maze


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