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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


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

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishBabcary Holy Cross 
Poor Law unionLangport 

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

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA11
Post TownSomerton