Abberton shown within Essex
|OS grid reference|
|Civil parish||Abberton and Langenhoe|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||North Essex|
Abberton is a village in Essex, England. It is located approximately 0.62 mi (1.00 km) east of Abberton Reservoir and is 4.2 mi (6.8 km) south of Colchester. The village is in the borough of Colchester and in the parliamentary constituency of North Essex. The town is served by Abberton and Langenhoe Parish Council.
There is a post office in the village.
Abberton is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086-87 as Edburghetuna and as Edburgetuna in the Hundred of Winstree, when it was part of the lands of Count Eustace in Essex, held by Ralph de Marcy and further held by Ranulf Peverel in demesne; it was held by Siward, a free man, as a manor in the time of King Edward before the Norman conquest of 1066.
Abberton is among the villages which suffered damage from the 1884 Colchester earthquake.
- "Parish/Town councils and councillors" (HTML). www.colchester.gov.uk. Retrieved 2007-01-21.
- Williams, Ann; G H Martin. Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin. pp. 990; 1025; 1303. ISBN 978-0-14-143994-5.
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