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Abington, Northamptonshire

Historical Description

Abington, a parish in Northamptonshire, near the river Nen, and 1½ mile NE of Northampton, which is the post town and money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 1133; population, 121. A spot here was the grave of Shakespeare's favourite granddaughter, and is marked by a mulberry tree planted by Garrick. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Peterborough; gross yearly value from tithe rent charge, £263 with residence, in the gift of Lord Wantage. The church is Early English, and contains tombs of the Bernards.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyNorthamptonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishAbington St. Peter and St. Paul 
Poor Law unionNorthampton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with the Northamptonshire Record Office, have images of the Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts for Northamptonshire online.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Abington from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northamptonshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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

RegionEast Midlands
Postal districtNN3
Post TownNorthampton