Babbacombe

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

Babbacombe
Oddicombe.jpg
Oddicombe Beach from Babbacombe Downs
Babbacombe is located in Devon
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Babbacombe shown within Devon
OS grid reference SX9265
District
  • Torbay
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Torquay
Postcode district TQ1
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
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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
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]

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