Great Abington, Cambridgeshire
Abington, Great, a village and a parish in Cambridgeshire, 1 mile E of Pampisford station on the G.E.R., and 2½ miles NW from Linton. Post town, Cambridge; telegraph office, Linton. Acreage, 1588; population, 317. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; gross yearly value, £98. The church is an ancient building of flint and rubble in the Early English style. Abington Hall and Abington Lodge are country seats in this parish.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Abington St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Linton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from the year 1664.
Church of England
St. Mary the Virgin (parish church)
The church of St. Mary the Virgin is an ancient edifice of flint and rubble, chiefly in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, nave, south aisle, east porch and a south tower containing 2 bells: on the north side of the chancel is a monument with recumbent effigy in alabaster to Sir William Halton kt. of the Middle Temple, ob. 20th November, 1639: the church was repaired in 1895, at a cost of £500, and the south aisle in 1900, at a cost of £200: the church affords 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 Great Abington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Abington, Great (St. Mary))
Land and Property
Abington Hall is a handsome mansion, prettily seated in a well-timbered park of about 100 acres, through which flows the river Granta.
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Great Abington 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.