Babington, a parish in Somerset, 1 mile from Molls station on the G.W.R., and 5 miles WNW of Frome. Post town, Bath. Acreage, 606; population, 199. Babington House is the seat of the Knatchbull family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £156. Patron, Lord Hylton. The church is good, and there are three alms-houses for women.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Babington St. Margaret|
|Poor Law union||Frome|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Babington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Babington (St. Margaret))
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.