The History of Kings Ripton in Cambridgeshire

Historical notes about the town of Kings Ripton in Cambridgehsire.

The Parish of Kings Ripton


This parish, of 1,168 acres, lies on the east of Abbots Ripton, and to the north of Hartford and Huntingdon. The district is low-lying and flat, the highest ground being in the south-west, whence it slopes towards the small group of buildings forming the village. The church stands in the middle of the village. The Rectory Farm, to the east of the church, is a 17th-century half-timber building with brick nogging, and west of the church is a 16th-century farmhouse of half-timber construction with an overhanging upper story on the east front. There is little woodland in the parish, the land being mainly used for farming. The soil and subsoil are clay.