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Abbotts Ripton, Huntingdonshire

Historical Description

Abbotts-Ripton, a village and a parish in Hunts, 5 miles N of Huntingdon, with a station on the G.N.R. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; yearly value, £468. The church is an ancient building, of stone in the Early English style. Abbotts-Ripton Hall is a seat of the De Ramsay family. The parish, which includes the hamlet of Wennington, 1 mile NE of the village, has an area of 4191 acres; population, 391. There is a post office under Huntingdon, which is the money order and telegraph office.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyHuntingdonshire 
Ecclesiastical parishAbbott's Ripton St. Andrew 
HundredHurstingstone 
Poor Law unionHuntingdon 

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


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1559.


Churches

Church of England

St. Andrew (parish church)

The church of St. Andrew is an ancient edifice of stone, in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, south porch and a low western embattled tower containing 3 bells, and a clock placed in 1881 as a memorial to the Rev. Plummer Pott Rooper: the church generally was restored by subscription in 1858; the roofs of the nave and south aisle were renewed in 1868 as a memorial to Frances Rooper, who died at Tunbridge Wells, June 6th, 1867, by her brothers and sister; there are sittings for 150 persons.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Abbotts Ripton from the following:


Land and Property

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

DistrictHuntingdonshire
CountyCambridgeshire
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Postal districtPE28
Post TownHuntingdon