[Transcribed information from A Topographical Dictionary of England - Samuel Lewis - 1835] (unless otherwise stated)
"BALSHAM, a parish in the hundred of RADFIELD, county of CAMBRIDGE, 4 miles (N.E. by N.) from Linton, containing 959 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the peculiar jurisdiction and patronage of the Governors of the Charter-house, London, rated in the king's books at £39. 16. 8. The church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity. A little westward from the village are Gogmagog hills, on the summit of which there are remains of a circular camp with a double rampart, supposed to be British. Hugh de Balsham, founder of Peter-house College, Cambridge, was born here."