Little Abington, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Abington, Little, a parish in Cambridgeshire, adjoining the N side of Great Abington, and 1 mile NE from Pampisford station on the G.E.R. Acreage, 1309; population, 268. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; yearly value, £85 with residence. The church belonged to Pentney Abbey, was restored in 1885, and contains tombs of the Daltons. Post town, Cambridge; telegraph office, Linton.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5

Administration

Ancient County Cambridgeshire
Hundred Chilford
Poor Law union Linton

Dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The register dates from about the year 1668.


Churches

Church of England

St. Mary (parish church)

The church of St. Mary is an ancient structure of flint and rubble, in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, north transept, south porch and an embattled western tower containing one bell: the church was thoroughly restored in 1885, when a stained east window was presented by the late Edmund John Mortlock esq.: there are 120 sittings.


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Abington, Little (St. Mary) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Maps

Old maps of Little Abington are available on the old-maps.co.uk site, and a current map is available on the Streetmap.co.uk site.


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cambridgeshire papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.