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.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Babington, in Mendip and Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
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