The first known record of St Andrew's Church dates from 1201 when land and the right of appointing a clergyman was granted to Henry Fitz-Hughe. There is good reason to believe a church or other important building stood here long before this time - in fact part of the tower is around 900 years old and evidence of human activity is indicated by ancient burials in the near vicinity.
The fine chancel dates from the 13th century. The rood screen dates from the 15th century. The church was restored and rebuilt by Gilbert Scott in 1880. The church tower was restored in 2007. Mostly recently, with a grant for the National Lottery, the building underwent sustantial repairs.
You can find out more about the history of Cherry Hinton .