Abington, Cambridgeshire


Abington, Cambridgeshire

infobox UK place

country = England
latitude=52.11548
longitude= 0.23163
official_name= Little & Great Abington
population = 1,383 (2001)
shire_district= South Cambridgeshire
shire_county = Cambridgeshire
region= East of England

constituency_westminster= Cambridgeshire South East
post_town= CAMBRIDGE
postcode_district = CB1
postcode_area= CB
dial_code= 01223
os_grid_reference= TL529487

Abington is a community in South Cambridgeshire consisting of two villages: Little Abington and Great Abington.

The village history dates back to the Bronze Age, some 4000 years ago. The Saxons gave the village its name, originally called "Abba's Farm." The Great and Little came a lot later, long after the two manors on either side of the river were allotted to different people at the Norman Conquest.

References

* [http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/A7B0D3E4-3339-4753-A8B6-9945166E0EFE/0/LittleAbington.pdf Census 2001 Profile of Little Abington]
* [http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/95FA766C-69F2-47A3-8FCC-7EE9918E32CB/0/GreatAbington.pdf Census 2001 Profile of Great Abington]
* [http://www.crsbi.ac.uk/ed/ca/litab/ St Mary's Church, Little Abington]
* [http://hipweb.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/cgi-bin/cambscoll/history.pl?term=Abington%2C%20Great&category=village&exact=exact Great Abington Circa 1900]


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