Abdy

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Abdy
A view of Abdy Farm (geograph 3249891).jpg
Abdy Farm
Abdy is located in South Yorkshire
Abdy
Abdy
Location within South Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSK4398
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Post townROTHERHAM
Postcode districtS62
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53°29′02″N 1°21′13″W / 53.484022°N 1.353521°W / 53.484022; -1.353521Coordinates: 53°29′02″N 1°21′13″W / 53.484022°N 1.353521°W / 53.484022; -1.353521

Abdy is a hamlet in South Yorkshire, England.[1] Abdy is located about 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Swinton.

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).[2]

Section of Roman earthworks near Abdy

Earthworks for a Roman Ridge Dyke runs along the southern and eastern sides of Abdy.[1][3] To the north of the village is Wath Golf Course.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 111 Sheffield & Doncaster (Rotherham, Barnsley & Thorne) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319229354.
  2. ^ a b "Rotherham Character Zone Descriptions" (PDF). South Yorkshire Historic Environment Characterisation. pp. 446–7. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  3. ^ Historic England. "Roman Ridge: section 400yds (370m) long S of Abdy Farm (1004810)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 23 December 2016.