Abbots Ripton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Huntingdonshire.

Other places in the parish include: Wennington and Wild Goose Lays.

Alternative names: Ripton Abbots

Parish church: St. Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1604

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

RIPTON-ABBOTS, a parish, with a village, and with Wennington hamlet, in the district and county of Huntingdon; near the Great Northern railway, 4 miles N of Huntingdon. Post-town, Huntingdon. Acres, 3, 956. Real property, £4, 680. Pop., 381. Houses, 73. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to Ramsey abbey, passed to the St. Johns, and belongs now to E. Fellows and B. Rooper, Esqs. R. Hall is the seat of Mr. Rooper. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £630. Patron, the Rev. P. P. Rooper. The church is ancient, and was restored in 1858. There is a national school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

RIPTON, ABBOTT’S (St. Andrew), a parish, in the hundred of Hurstingstone, union and county of Huntingdon, 5 miles (N.) from Huntingdon; containing 344 inhabitants, and comprising by computation 4000 acres. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £21. 7. 6.; net income, £457; patron, John Bonfoy Rooper, Esq. The glebe contains about 70 acres, with a house. There is a chapel of ease at Wennington, in the parish.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848


  • County: Huntingdonshire
  • Civil Registration District: Huntingdon
  • Probate Court: Court of the Commissary of the Bishop of Lincoln and of the Archdeacon in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon
  • Diocese: Pre-1837 – Lincoln, Post-1836 – Ely
  • Rural Deanery: St Ives
  • Poor Law Union: Huntingdon
  • Hundred: Hurstingstone
  • Province: Canterbury

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