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Babbacombe, Devon

Historical Description

Babbacombe, a parish in Devon, 2 miles from Torquay station on the G.W.R. The scenery here is very fine, and the place has grown from a sequestered little spot into a well-built and rapidly increasing village. The church is a splendid edifice, built in 1873. The living is a vicarage; gross value, £395, in the gift of the vicar of St Mary Church. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office. Population, 1645.

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

Civil Registration

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTQ1
Post TownTorquay