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Arrington, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Arrington, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire. The village stands on Ermine Street, near the bridge on the Cam, 3 miles S of Old North Road station on the L. & N.W.R., and 6 N of Royston, and was anciently called Erminton. It has a post and telegraph office under Royston, and is a seat of petty sessions. The parish comprises 1407 acres; population, 215. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; valne, £42. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is an ancient building of stone, chiefly in the Perpendicular style, and has a double piscina.

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 CountyCambridgeshire 
Ecclesiastical parishArrington St. Nicholas 
Poor Law unionCaxton and Arrington 

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

Church Records

The register of marriages and burials dates from the year 1538; baptisms, 1550.


Church of England

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The church of St. Nicholas is a small but ancient edifice of stone, chiefly in the Perpendicular style, with some reputed Saxon remains, consisting of chancel, nave, south porch and an embattled tower of brick with a low spire and containing one bell: the church was restored in 1894, at a cost of £300, and affords 150 sittings.

Civil Registration

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Arrington from the following:

Land and Property

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


Online maps of Arrington are available from a number of sites:

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.

DistrictSouth Cambridgeshire
Postal districtSG8
Post TownRoyston