Location: Wick, Bristol
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Wick is the main settlement in the civil parish of Wick and Abson
The name Abson is a corruption of Abbots Ton – a place belonging to the Abbot. This was the Abbot of Glastonbury, as the manor of Pucklechurch (including Abson and other surrounding villages) was given to the Abbot after the savage murder of a Saxon King Edmund at Pucklechurch in 946 AD. After King Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries, between 1536 and 1540, the manor of Wick & Abson fell into private hands. It was owned first by Sir John WINTOUR and then by the HAYNES family.
- Wick and Abson. By Andrew Plaister. Published in B&AFHS Journal 157 June 2014