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ABBOTS RIPTON

[Transcribed and edited information from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland - 1868]

"ABBOTS RIPTON, a parish in the hundred of Hurstingstone, in the county of Huntingdon, 6 miles north of Huntingdon, and 67 from London. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Ely, value £630, and in the patronage of the Rev. P. P. Rooper. The church, which is dedicated to St. Andrew, is an ancient structure, with a low tower. There is a national school for boys and girls, supported by the inhabitants. At 1 mile distant from the village of Abbot's Ripton, are the hamlets of Wennington and Wild Goose Lays. The parish was given by Henry II. to Ramsey abbey, whence it passed at the Reformation to the St. John family. Edward Fellows, Esq., is at present the lord of the manor."

"WENNINGTON, a hamlet in the parish of Abbots Ripton, county Hunts, 5 miles north of Huntingdon."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson 2010

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