Arrington, Cambridgeshire - <>

Arrington is a village and civil parish in the South Cambridgeshire district of Cambridgeshire, England, with a population of 415 at the time of 2011 census. The village is 6mi north of Royston, Hertfordshire, and 9mi south-west of the county town of Cambridge.HistoryArrington is on the A1198 road, the old Roman Ermine Street. Around 950, the settlement's name was written as Earnningtone; in the 1086 Domesday Book it was spelled Erningtune. By the 13th century, the village was known as Aring(e)ton(e). The probable meaning was 'farmstead of the family or followers of a man called Earn(a)'. Flint tools have been found along the spring line around Church Farm.GovernanceThe parish council has seven councillors. Arrington is represented on South Cambridgeshire District Council by two councillors for Gamlingay ward and on Cambridgeshire County Council by one councillor for Gamlingay electoral division. Arrington's Member of Parliament in the House of Commons is the Member for South Cambridgeshire, Andrew Lansley.GeographyArrington village and parish are mostly west of the A1198 road, with the exception of a small area of land to the east, next to Wimpole Park. A minor road runs west to Croydon; the next village north is Longstowe and Wendy lies south. Arrington is nine miles south-west of the county town of Cambridge and 44 miles north of London.

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