Babcary, Somerset

Historical Description

Babcary, a parish in Somerset, near the river Parret, 3 miles from Sparkford station on the G.W.R. It includes the hamlets of Foddington and Stert, and its post town is Somerton, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 2412; population, 336. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £324 with residence. The church is good, and was restored in 1876. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Somersetshire
Ecclesiastical parish Babcary Holy Cross
Hundred Catsash
Poor Law union Langport

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictSouth Somerset
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtTA11
Post TownSomerton