Abbotsley is a village in Cambridgeshire with a population of 425. It is three miles from St Neots and 14 miles from Cambridge. The parish is not mentioned in the Domesday book, but seems to have come about in the 12th century. It has a parish council with seven councillors, a chairman and a clerk, and has two councillors on the district council. It also has one councillor on the Cambridgeshire County Council. It lies in the Huntingdon parliamentary constituency.
The parish has a church dedicated to St. Margaret and it has been there since about 1300. It is a Grade II listed building. Its tower depicts four Kings instead of pinnacles and dates back to the 16th century. Other listed buildings in Abbotsley include 13 houses, a red telephone box and a table tomb in the churchyard. The village is part of the diocese of Ely.
Abbotsley holds a yearly Scarecrow Festival to raise money for the maintenance of its village hall. Residents make themed scarecrows and leave them outside their houses for a week.
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