Barton in Fabis

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Coordinates: 52°53′N 1°13′W / 52.89°N 1.22°W / 52.89; -1.22

Barton in Fabis
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Barton in Fabis
Barton in Fabis is located in Nottinghamshire
Barton in Fabis
Barton in Fabis
 Barton in Fabis shown within Nottinghamshire
OS grid reference SK5232
District Rushcliffe
Shire county Nottinghamshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NOTTINGHAM
Postcode district NG11
Dialling code 0115
Police Nottinghamshire
Fire Nottinghamshire
Ambulance East Midlands
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Barton in Fabis is a village and civil parish in the Rushcliffe district of Nottinghamshire. It has a population of about 250. The village is just south of Nottingham, being on the other side of the River Trent from Attenborough.

A ferry, Barton Ferry, used to cross the River Trent to the Attenborough side near to the mouth of the River Erewash. A ferry has crossed the River Trent at this point since before 1774.[1]

A Ferry near to Barton in Fabis 1949

The name originates from an older name, "Barton in the Beans" (Fabis being Latin for 'bean', in the abl. plural, one bean = una faba), apparently referring to the beans grown in the village. This name was also used for a Leicestershire village, Barton in the Beans, which has retained its name.[2]

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  1. ^ Chapman’s Map of Nottinghamshire 1774. Nottinghamshire Library ISBN 0-902751-46-8.
  2. ^ Ekwall, E. (1940), The concise dictionary of English place-names, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press

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