Arrington Cambridgeshire Family History Guide
Status: Ancient Parish
Parish church: St. Nicholas
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1538
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599
Parishes adjacent to Arrington
- Wendy with Shingay
- Croydon cum Clapton
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
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.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850
Arrington, 5½ miles S.E. Caxton. P. 317.
Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850
Civil Registration District: Caxton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
Rural Deanery: Barton
Poor Law Union: Caxton