Pictures of Babbington
Your Business Here! - Sponsor our Babbington pages, click here.
This pretty Nottinghamshire village is situated around 7 miles from the centre of Nottingham. It is typical of rural England, with cottages interspersed along quiet leafy lanes.
Babbington once played an important role within the British coal mining industry. The life of its pit began in 1841 but finally came to an end in 1986 when it merged with neighbouring Hucknall. Since its inception, the colliery provided the much needed stability for a region where previously the people had been very poor. The mine was begun by a young engineer called Thomas North, he must have been a considerate employer, for when the bank - to whom he owed two hundred and fifty thousand pounds, took over the pit, his workmen subscribed together for a memorial. The obelisk they had erected reads "By his great enterprise he was the means of finding employment for a large number of people" it would seem his fairness was always appreciated for despite his disputes with the unions, unlike other pit owners, North did not object to them.
Babbington lies between Ilkeston and Hucknall, there is golf in the area and plenty of wildlife. Nottingham provides visitors with great shopping opportunities, it has a splendid cathedral and a museum where you can learn much of the counties mining heritage and history.
Take a picture tour of Babbington or book Babbington accommodation
Other nearby recommended towns & villages..
in the county of Nottinghamshire(5.1 miles, 8.2 km, direction SE of Babbington)
Beeston is mostly remarkable for being the place where the Ist Lord Trent started work in his mother's herbal shop at the age of 14...
a Historic City in the county of Nottinghamshire(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction SE of Babbington)
The City of Nottingham is famed for fine lace, the romance of Maid Marion and Robin Hood and as the birthplace of the founder of the Salvation Army, General William Booth (1829-1912)...
in the county of Nottinghamshire(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction E of Babbington)
This is an attractive part of Nottingham, at its heart is the splendid church dedicated to St. Mary, a place of worship for over one thousand years...
in the county of Derbyshire(5.9 miles, 9.5 km, direction W of Babbington)
Denby is famous for its beautiful decorative Stoneware pottery which has been exported all over the world...
in the county of Derbyshire(7.2 miles, 11.5 km, direction NW of Babbington)
..All towns in NottinghamshireComplete A to Z of towns in England
Nearby attractions.. (1.9 miles, 3.1 km, direction SW)
.. (2.5 miles, 4.0 km, direction W)
.. (2.5 miles, 4.1 km, direction NW)
Admirers of D.H.Lawrence (1885-1930) should visit this place, the great 20th-century writer and poet once said of it " The scene..... (3.2 miles, 5.2 km, direction W)
Shipley Country Park occupies a landscape of superb countryside with lakes, ponds, stunning woodland walks and a wealth of..... (3.9 miles, 6.3 km, direction SE)
From the outside, Wollaton Hall could easily be mistaken for a grand Victorian mansion - even though it was built when Sir..... (5.6 miles, 9.0 km, direction SE)
This superb mansion containing Nottingham's museum and art gallery sits on a green and pleasant mound high above the city. It..... (7.1 miles, 11.4 km, direction NE)
A beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire, England......All attractions in BabbingtonAll attractions in NottinghamshireComplete A to Z of attractions in England