Arrington Cambridgeshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Nicholas

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1599

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Arrington

  • Wendy with Shingay
  • Croydon cum Clapton
  • Wimpole
  • Longstowe
  • Whaddon

Historical Descriptions

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch - Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court


County: Cambridgeshire
Civil Registration District: Caxton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Ely (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Ely
Rural Deanery: Barton
Poor Law Union: Caxton
Hundred: Wetherley
Province: Canterbury