Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for HEMINGFORD-ABBOTS

HEMINGFORD-ABBOTS, a village and a parish in St. Ives district, Huntingdon. The village stands on the river Ouse, adjacent to the Cambridge and Huntingdon railway, 2V miles W of St. Ives; and has a post office under St. Ives, Hunts. The parish comprises 2, 990 acres. Real property, £4, 154. Pop., 518. Houses, 123. The property is much subdivided. The manor was given, in the time of Canute, by Bishop Æthelric, to Ramsey abbey; went, after the dissolution, to the Pages and the Barnards; and belongs now to Miss Mitchell and Captain Douglas. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £424.* Patron, Dennis Herbert, Esq. The church is ancient but good: and contains a tomb of one of the abbots of Ramsey. Charities, £18.


(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a village and a parish"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Hemingford Abbots CP/AP       St Ives PLU/RegD       Huntingdonshire AncC
Place: Hemingford Abbots

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