There is a post office in the village.
Abberton is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086-87 as Edburghetuna and as Edburgetuna in the Hundred of Winstree, when it was part of the lands of Count Eustace in Essex, held by Ralph de Marcy and further held by Ranulf Peverel in demesne; it was held by Siward, a free man, as a manor in the time of King Edward before the Norman conquest of 1066.
Abberton is among the villages which suffered damage from the 1884 Colchester earthquake.
The Church at Abberton is St Andrew. It is located at the end of Rectory Lane approximately three hundred yards from Abberton Reservoir.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11119757&c=Abberton&d=16&e=62&g=6424424&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&o=362&m=0&r=1&s=1472577636086&enc=1. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
- "Parish/Town councils and councillors". www.colchester.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2006-09-26. https://web.archive.org/web/20060926080229/http://www.colchester.gov.uk/Parish_council.asp?sec_id=146. Retrieved 2007-01-21.
- Williams, Ann; G H Martin. Domesday Book: A Complete Translation. London: Penguin. pp. 990; 1025; 1303. ISBN 978-0-14-143994-5.
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