Abberton, Essex

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For the village in Worcestershire with the same name, see Abberton, Worcestershire.
Abberton is located in Essex
 Abberton shown within Essex
Population 424 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference TM007190
Civil parish Abberton
District Colchester
Shire county Essex
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district CO5
Dialling code 01206
Police Essex
Fire Essex
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
UK Parliament North Essex
List of places

Coordinates: 51°50′01″N 0°54′42″E / 51.8337°N 0.9118°E / 51.8337; 0.9118

Village sign for Abberton and Langenhoe

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.[2]

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.[3]

Abberton is among the villages which suffered damage from the 1884 Colchester earthquake.


Church of St Andrew, Abberton

The Church at Abberton is St Andrew. It is located at the end of Rectory Lane approximately three hundred yards from Abberton Reservoir.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Stastistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Parish/Town councils and councillors". Retrieved 2007-01-21. 
  3. ^ 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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