Arrington  Cambridgeshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Arrington like this:

ARRINGTON, a village and a parish in Caxton district, Cambridge. The village stands on Ermine-street, near the bridge on the Cam, 3½ miles WNW of Shepreth r. station, and 7 N of Royston; and was anciently called Erminton. It has a post office under Royston; and is a seat of petty sessions. ...

Sixteen human skeletons were found near it in 1721, within 2 feet of the surface; supposed to have been the remains of soldiers killed in a skirmish, in the time of Charles I., for the possession of the pass over the Cam. The parish comprises 1,388 acres. Real property £1,201. Pop., 302. Houses, 59. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value £69. Patron, Trinity College, Cambridge. The church is ancient, and has a double piscina.

Arrington through time

Arrington is now part of South Cambridgeshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Cambridgeshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Arrington itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Arrington in South Cambridgeshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 26th September 2021

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