Place:Abbots Ripton, Huntingdonshire, England

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NameAbbots Ripton
Alt namesAbbots-Riptonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Ripton-Abbotssource: Family History Library Catalog
Riptunesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 141
TypeVillage
Coordinates52.383°N 0.183°W
Located inHuntingdonshire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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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 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. The disaster led to important safety improvements in railway signalling.

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