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Babbacombe, Torbay

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Babbacombe, Torbay

"Babbacombe" may also refer to John 'Babbacombe' Lee {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:50.47|-03.52|region:GB_type:city|||||| |primary |name= }} Babbacombe File:Oddicombe. jpgOddicombe Beach from Babbacombe Downs
Babbacombe
OS grid reference SX9265 District Torbay Shire county Devon Region South West Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town Torquay Postcode district TQ1 Police Fire Ambulance EU Parliament South West England List of places UK England Babbacombe is a district of Torquay, Devon, England. It is notable for Babbacombe Model Village, the Babbacombe Theatre and its clifftop green, Babbacombe Downs, from which Oddicombe Beach is accessed via Babbacombe Cliff Railway.
DistrictTorbay
Post townTorquay
Administrative CountyTorbay
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX9265
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
 

Other names by which Babbacombe, Torbay has been known in the past

Babbicombe

Babbacombe, Torbay in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Babbicombe, eccl. dist. and coast vil., St Marychurch par., E. Devon, 1½ mile NE. of Torquay, pop. of dist. 1534; P.O., T.O.

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