Abington Pigotts, Cambridgeshire
Abington-in-the-Clay or Abington-Pigotts, a parish in Cambridgeshire, 5 miles NW from Royston, and 4 from Royston station on the G.N.R. Post town, Royston; money order and telegraph office, Bassingbourn. Acreage, 1237; population, 169. The manor has been held by the family of Pigott since the Conquest. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely; net value, £312 with residence. The church is an ancient edifice of clunch and rubble in the Early English and Decorated styles.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Abington-in-the-Clay St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Royston|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1653.
Church of England
St. Michael (parish church)
The church of St. Michael is a small but ancient building of clunch and rubble, in the Early English and Decorated styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch, vestry on the north side and an embattled western tower containing 2 bells: in the church are memorials to John Piggott 1613 and 1617, Mary Foster Pigott 1816, and other members of that family from 1827 to 1884, and also to Henry and Elizabeth Lynn 1662-3: there are 200 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Abington Pigotts from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Abington-in-the-Clay, or Abington-Pigots (St. Michael))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Abington Pigotts are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cambridgeshire papers online:
- Cambridge Independent Press
- Cambridge Chronicle and Journal
- Huntingdon, Bedford & Peterborough Gazette
The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.