The earliest reference to Abdy is in the 13th century in the cartulary of Monk Bretton Priory. It is possible that it was founded as a medieval grange and that its name is derived from the French for abbey (in this case Monk Bretton Priory or Roche Abbey).
- Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 111 Sheffield & Doncaster (Rotherham, Barnsley & Thorne) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319229354.
- "Rotherham Character Zone Descriptions" (PDF). South Yorkshire Historic Environment Characterisation. pp. 446–7. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
- Historic England. "Roman Ridge: section 400yds (370m) long S of Abdy Farm (1004810)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
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