In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Babington like this:
BABINGTON, a parish in Frome district, Somerset; 5 miles WNW of Frome r. station. Post Town, Mells under Frome. Acres, 607. Real property, £1,448. Pop., 129. Houses, 25. The property is divided among a few. Babington House is the seat of W. F. Knatchbull. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £170. Patron, the Rev. T. R. Jolliffe. The church is good; and there are an endowed school with £15, and other charities with £10.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Babington has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Mendip. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Babington and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Babington, in Mendip and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 01st December 2015
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