Great Bavington village centre
|Bavington shown within Northumberland|
|Population||99 (2001 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE|
|EU Parliament||North East England|
Bavington is a village and civil parish in Northumberland, England. According to the 2001 census it had a population of (2001)99. 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.
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 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.
- Office for National Statistics: Neighbourhood Statistics
- Songs of Northern England (1893)
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