Abberton and Langenhoe village sign© Copyright Glyn Baker contributor to the Geograph Project and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
History of Abberton >> Description of Abberton in 1933
Abberton is a parish on the Layer Brook, near its confluence with the Roman river, and on the Mersea road, about 5 miles south from Colchester, 3½ southwest from Wivenhoe Station on the London and North Eastern railway and 55 from London; it is in the Colchester division of the county, Winstree hundred, Lexden and Winstree petty sessional division and rural district, Colchester, Clacton and Halstead joint county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Colchester and diocese of Chelmsford.
The church of St. Andrew is a small building of stone and brick; it consists of a chancel, nave, south porch and a western tower of brick containing one bell: the church was restored, in 1884, when the gallery and pews were removed and the latter replaced by open seats, and again in 1917-18; there are 80 sittings. The register dates from about the year 1559. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £32O, with residence, in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, and held since 1930 by the Rev. Arthur George King L.Th. of Durham University.
Here is a Methodist chapel.
Abberton Manor, the residence of Major George Carr Richardson D.S.O., M.C., is a mansion, recently enlarged, standing in a well-wooded park of about 60 acres.
The farmers are the chief landowners. The soil is loam; subsoil, loam. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, beans and peas. The area is 1,068 acres; the population in 1931 was 183. Conveyance.- Omnibuses from Colchester to west pass through frequently daily
Source: Kellys Directory 1933
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Abberton - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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