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Barton in Fabis



  • The parish was in the Wilford sub-district of the Basford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
CensusYear Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 863
1861 R.G. 9 / 2446
1891 R.G. 12 / 2680


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Barton in Fabis area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint George.
  • The church was restored in 1877 and 1886.
  • The church spire was injured by lightning and was restored in 1893.
  • The church is a Grade I listed building with British Heritage.
  • The church seats 200.
  • Tim HEATON has a photograph of the Church of St George on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2008.
  • Bill HENDERSON also has a good photograph of the Church of St George on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2013.

Church Records

  • The Anglican parish register dates back to 1557.
  • The International Genealogical Index (IGI) includes records from this parish for the period 1615-1871.

Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Wilford sub-district of the Basford Registration District.
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

Description and Travel

This village and parish lie just south of Nottingham city and 126 miles north of the city of London. The parish, on the south-east bank of the River Trent, covers about 2,000 acres, up from its historical 1,620 acres in 1841.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, head south-west out of Nottingham on the A453 and pass through Clifton.
  • There is a railway near the town, but the author was unable to find scheduled passenger service.
You can see pictures of Barton in Fabis which are provided by:

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Barton in Fabis has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Barton in Fabis to another place.


  • There has been a ferry across the River Trent from 1774 to the 1960s.
  • In July, 1736, the parish was inundated by a flood. There was 15 inches of water on the floor of the church.


  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK523327 (Lat/Lon: 52.889196, -1.224130), Barton in Fabis which are provided by:

Military History

  • At Brent's Hill, near the village, one can see the remains of an extensive British fortification with 15 earthen embankments, each about 1.5 miles long.
  • In 1869, General Sir Arthur Benjamin CLIFTON resided in Barton Lodge in the parish. He was a Lt.-Colonel of the 1st Dragoons at the Battle of Waterloo.

Names, Geographical

  • The name originates from an older name, "Barton in the Beans" (Fabis being Latin for 'bean'). "Fabis" sounds a little classier than "Beans".

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient parish in Nottingham county and it became a modern Civil Parish when those were established.
  • The parish was in the ancient Rushcliffe Wapentake (Hundred) in the southern division of the county.
  • This Civil Parish was enlarged by 370 acres when Clifton with Glapton Civil Parish was abolished in April, 1952.
  • You may contact the Barton in Fabis Parish Council regarding civic or political matters, but they are NOT staffed to help you with family searches.
  • District governance is provided by the Rushcliffe Borough Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Nottingham petty session hearings.
  • After the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, this parish became a part of the Basford Poor Law Union.