History of Abberton

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St Andrews Church, Abberton.
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History of Abberton >> White's Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848

ABBERTON, a small village and parish, 4½ miles South of Colchester, contains 248 souls, and 1067 acres of strong loamy land, mostly arable.

Sir George Henry Smyth, Bart., is lord of the manors of Abberton Hall and Badcocks, which were long held by the Audley family, but part of the soil belongs to several smaller proprietors.

The Church (St. Andrew,) stands on an eminence, and is a small plain edifice, with a brick steeple.

The rectory, valued in K.B. at £14.7s.8½d., and in 1831 at £295, is in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and incumbency of the Rev. James John Holroyd, M.A., who resides in the adjoining parish of Berechurch, or West Donyland; the old parsonage house, and 52A.21P. of glebe, being occupied by a farmer. The tithes have been commuted for £314 per annum.

The Wesleyans have a small chapel here.

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Abberton - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798

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Abberton - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805

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