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"Babbacombe" may also refer to John 'Babbacombe' Lee

Oddicombe Beach from Babbacombe Downs
Babbacombe is located in Devon
Location within Devon
OS grid referenceSX9265
  • Torbay
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTorquay
Postcode districtTQ1
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
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
An overview of the Model Village
All Saints Church, Babbacombe

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]

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]


  1. ^ "Babbacombe website".
  2. ^ "Babbacombe Model Village".
  3. ^ "Babbacombe Theatre".
  4. ^ "Babbacombe Cliff Railway".
  5. ^ "All Saints Babbacombe". Retrieved 2012-03-25.
  6. ^ All Saints Babbacombe C of E Primary School