by Colin Hinson ©2013
"ARRINGTON, (or Ermington), a parish in the hundred of Wetherley, in the county of Cambridge, 6 miles to the north-west of Royston railway station, and 10 south-west of Cambridge. It is situated on the old British way, Ermine Street, a little to the north of the bridge over the river Cam. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, value £69, in the patronage of the Master and Fellows of Trinity College, Cambridge, who are impropriators of the great tithes. The church, dedicated to St. Nicholas, is a plain ancient structure, built upon a mound in the centre of the parish. The register of marriages and burials dates from 1538, and the register of baptisms, 12 years later. Petty sessions are held in the village. The parish contains 1,388 acres, the sole property of the Earl of Hardwicke.
- The Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard of St. Nicholas are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office for the years 1755-1984. These inscriptions are also available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- Copies of the 1851 and 1861 Census can be found at both Bedford and Huntingdon Record Offices as well as the 1841 at Huntingdon.
- 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. The register of marriages and burials dates from the year 1538; baptisms, 1550. [Kelly's Directory - 1929]
- There is further information and photographs of the Church on Ben and Mark's Cambridgeshire Churches website.
- Church of England
- Arrington, St. Nicholas: Records of baptisms 1550-64, 1575-1911, marriages 1538-1624, 1664-71, 1699-1742, 1755-1991, burials 1538-1992 and banns for 1755-1812, 1826-1900 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives, indexed transcripts exist for baptisms 1550-1812, marriages 1538-1835 and burials 1538-1812.The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1642, 1662-65, 1677-96, 1708-16 and 1726-1859 can be found in the Cambridge University Library.
- The Arrington Parish Council website contains historical information and photographs, census information, a transcription of the War Memorial (with some details of the people) etc.
- A transcript of the Arrington parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Arrington parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Arrington to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL328502 (Lat/Lon: 52.13415, -0.061142), Arrington which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The Wimpole and Arrington War Memorial was dedicated in the early twenties to the memory of the men who died during the Great War. Three further names were added in 1947, dedicated to those who gave their lives during the Second World War.
- The War Memorial is located on the northern corner of the original intersection between Ermine Street (now the A1198) and Cambridge Road (now the A603). The corner was the significant point on the road midway between the villages of Arrington and Wimpole.
- The men and women on the Wimpole & Arrington war memorial are fully documented with military details.
- ARRINGTON BRIDGE is 1 mile south over the Cam. [Kelly's Directory - 1929]
- Wimpole Hall which is National Trust property is close by to Arrington.