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Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire

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Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire

Abbots Ripton is a village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England. It is situated five miles (8 km) north of Huntingdon, on the B1090. The civil parish includes the nearby hamlet of Wennington. The village itself occupies some 4,191 acres of land and is home to 309 residents (2001 census). The village is also notable as the location of the Abbots Ripton railway disaster in 1876 in which a Flying Scotsman train was wrecked during a blizzard.
Administrative CountyCambridgeshire
Traditional CountyHuntingdonshire
OS GridTL2377
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityCambridgeshire
Dialling code01487
Population309 (2001 Census)

Other names by which Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire has been known in the past

Ripton ~ Ripton Abbots

Abbots Ripton, Cambridgeshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ripton, Abbots, par., vil., and seat, in co. and 4 miles N. of Huntingdon, 3956 ac., pop. 392.

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