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, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (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.