Abney, Derbyshire

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Abney
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Abney village.
Abney is located in Derbyshire
Abney
Abney
Abney shown within Derbyshire
OS grid reference SK194792
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town HOPE VALLEY
Postcode district S32
Dialling code 01433
Police Derbyshire
Fire Derbyshire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
List of places
UK
England
DerbyshireCoordinates: 53°19′N 1°43′W / 53.31°N 1.71°W / 53.31; -1.71

Abney (Old English Abba's Island[1]) is a village in the English county of Derbyshire. The settlement was mentioned as 'Habenai' in the Domesday book. The village is too small to have its own amenities. The closest church, pub and shops are to be found in Eyam. The village is in the civil parish of Outseats. Abney is mentioned by Agatha Christie in the dedication on the recto page of her "After the Funeral" (1953): "For James in memory of happy days at Abney".

Notable residents[edit]

William Newton, poet was born near Abney at Cockey Farm.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abney". Key to English Place-names. English Place Name Society at the University of Nottingham. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Dictionary of National Biography now in the public domain

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