by Colin Hinson ©2013
"GREAT ABINGTON, a parish in the hundred of Chilford, in the county of Cambridge, 2 miles north-west of Linton. Cambridge is the post town. It is situated on the south bank of the river Granta, 6 miles from the Chesterford station of the Great Eastern railway. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely, value £120, and in the patronage of T. Mortlock, Esq, whose seat is Abington Park. The church is dedicated to St. Mary, and is in the early English style.
- The Monumental Inscriptions in the graveyard of St. Mary the Virgin are recorded in the Cambridge Records Office for the years 1731-1885. These inscriptions are also available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The Census Records from 1841-1891 can be found in the Cambridgeshire Archives. In addition the 1851 Census for Great Abington is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- The Haverhill Family History Group are transcribing the 1891 census of which part is for Great Abington.
- The following Churches have their own websites:
- The Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Great Abington
- 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. The register dates from the year 1664.
[Kelly's Directory - 1929]
- Church of England
- Great Abington, St. Mary the Virgin: Records of baptisms 1664-1892, marriages 1664-1983, burials 1664-1902, banns for 1754-1812 and 1823-1907 reside in the Cambridgeshire Archives, indexed transcripts exist for the years 1599-1844.The Bishop's Transcripts for the years 1599-1653 and 1664-1849 can be found in the Cambridge University Library and indexed transcripts are available in the Cambridgeshire Archives for baptisms and burials 1599-1642 and marriages 1599-1641. The parish record transcripts for St Mary the Virgin 1599-1844 are available on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- There is a Genweb Cambridgeshire description of Great Abington from Kelly's Direcotry 1929.
- A transcript of the GreatAbington parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the GreatAbington parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Abington Hall, the residence of James John Emerson esq. J.P. is a handsome mansion, prettily seated in a well-timbered park of about 100 acres, through which flows the river Granta. James John Emerson esq. J.P. is lord of the manor and principal landowner.
[Kelly's Directory - 1929]
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Great Abington to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TL532487 (Lat/Lon: 52.115401, 0.236008), Great Abington which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- 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 Great Abington World War 1 memorial has been transcribed and details of the men provided.