Barton in Fabis (Barton in the Beans)



John SLATER has a photograph of St. George's churchyard on Geo-graph, taken in January, 2016.



  • The parish was in the Wilford sub-district of the Basford Registration District.
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
Piece No.
1841 H.O. 107 / 863
1861 R.G. 9 / 2446
1871 R.G. 10 / 3497
1891 R.G. 12 / 2680

Church History

  • The Anglican parish church was dedicated to Saint George.
  • The church is medieval.
  • The church was flooded in July, 1736, when the River Trent overflowed its banks.
  • The church was restored in 1855, partially restored in 1877 and that restoration completed in 1886 when the structure was reroofed.
  • The church spire was injured by lightning and was restored in 1893.
  • In 1907 two faulty beams in the nave roof were replaced.
  • 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 & 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 was once a daily ferry to Attenborough across the Trent, but that ceased operation around 1950.
  • There is a railway near the town, but the author was unable to find scheduled passenger service.
  • Barton Island in the River Trent is part of this Civil Parish.  David LALLY has a photograph of the Poplars growing on Barton Island on Geo-graph, taken in March, 2015.
  • Branshill (or Brand's Hill Wood) is just north of the village.  Andy JAMIESON has several photographs of Butterflys at Brandshill on Geo-graph, taken in April, 2009.
  • J. THOMAS has a photograph of the Village Hall on Geo-graph, taken in July, 2016. stop in when they are open and ask to see the schedule of forth-coming events. Presentations on history or families are often given at such halls.
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Historical Geography

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



  • In 1646 King Charles I passed through the village on his way to Stamford to give himself up to the Scottish force that eventually handed him over to the English Parliament.
  • In July, 1736, the parish was inundated by a flood. There were 15 inches of water on the floor of the church.


This place was once the seat and property of a branch of the ancient Derbyshire family of SACHERVERELL, but there are no remains of their mansion, beyond some portion of the stables and a part of the garden wall.



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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK523327 (Lat/Lon: 52.889219, -1.224136), Barton in Fabis (Barton in the Beans) 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.
  • In 1904, Lieut-Col. Hervey J. Lloyd BRUCE of the Coldstream Guards was lord of the manor. He was a Justice of the Peace and also Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire. In the 1901 census he can be found in Clifton With Glapton with his family. He was born in London circa 1844.

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 & 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

  • 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.


A Public Elementary School (mixed) was built here "around" 1860 and was enlarged in 1874 to handle 80 children.