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Great Abington, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

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.

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 parishAbington St. Mary 
Poor Law unionLinton 

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

Church Records

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.

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 Great Abington from the following:

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:

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 districtCB21
Post TownCambridge