Babbacombe

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Babbacombe
Oddicombe.jpg
Oddicombe Beach from Babbacombe Downs
Babbacombe is located in Devon
Babbacombe
Babbacombe
Location within Devon
OS grid referenceSX9265
District
  • Torbay
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTorquay
Postcode districtTQ1
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°28′N 3°31′W / 50.47°N 03.52°W / 50.47; -03.52Coordinates: 50°28′N 3°31′W / 50.47°N 03.52°W / 50.47; -03.52

Babbacombe[1] is a district of Torquay, Devon, England. It is notable for Babbacombe Model Village,[2] the Babbacombe Theatre[3] and its clifftop green, Babbacombe Downs, from which Oddicombe Beach is accessed via Babbacombe Cliff Railway.[4]

Churches and schools[edit]

All Saints Church, Babbacombe

The church of All Saints was designed by the architect William Butterfield and built in 1868-74. It is in the Neogothic style and has fine polychrome stonework in the font, pulpit and the chancel floor made from Devon marble. All Saints church belongs to the Anglo-Catholic tradition within the Church of England and its parish is one of those in the Diocese of Exeter. The first vicar was Fr. John Hewitt whose ministry began when the church was founded and continued to his retirement in 1910.[5]

Babbacombe has a primary school, All Saints Babbacombe Church of England Primary School.[6]

Babbacombe Downs[edit]

Babbacombe Downs is the most picturesque part of Babbacombe having fabulous views over Lyme bay. From Babbacombe Downs there is easy access using cliff paths to Oddicombe beach and Babbacombe beach.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Babbacombe website".
  2. ^ "Babbacombe Model Village".
  3. ^ "Babbacombe Theatre".
  4. ^ "Babbacombe Cliff Railway".
  5. ^ "All Saints Babbacombe". Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  6. ^ "All Saints Babbacombe C of E Primary School". Archived from the original on 27 May 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012.