Bavington

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Bavington
Great Bavington village centre - geograph.org.uk - 1176848.jpg
Great Bavington village centre
Bavington is located in Northumberland
Bavington
Bavington
Bavington shown within Northumberland
Population 99 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference NY995785
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
Postcode district NE19
Dialling code 01830
Police Northumbria
Fire Northumberland
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Northumberland
55°06′00″N 2°00′32″W / 55.100°N 2.009°W / 55.100; -2.009Coordinates: 55°06′00″N 2°00′32″W / 55.100°N 2.009°W / 55.100; -2.009

Bavington is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of (2001)99.[1] The population taken at the 2011 census remained less than 100. Information is therefore included in the parish of Kirkwhelpington.The village is 16 miles (26 km) north of Hexham, and about the same west from Morpeth.


Governance[edit]

Bavington is in the parliamentary constituency of Hexham.


Notable people[edit]

Bavington (anciently "Babington") was the original seat of the prominent Babington family, originally de Babington. In 1794, the Northumberland mathematician and astronomer Henry Atkinson began running Bavington school when he was only thirteen. According to John Stokoe in his "Songs and Ballads of Northern England” (1893), the song Bobby Shaftoe[2] is connected by tradition with one of the Shaftoes of Bavington, who ran away to sea to escape the attentions of a lady of beauty and fortune. The poet Kathleen Raine spent her younger days living in the manse in Great Bavington.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Office for National Statistics: Neighbourhood Statistics
  2. ^ Songs of Northern England (1893)

External links[edit]

Media related to Bavington at Wikimedia Commons