Barton in Fabis

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Barton in Fabis
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Barton in Fabis
Grid reference: SK5232
Location: 52°53’24"N, 1°13’12"W
Population: 266  (2011)
Post town: Nottingham
Postcode: NG11
Dialling code: 0115
Local Government
Council: Rushcliffe

Barton in Fabis is a village and parish in the Rushcliffe wapentake of Nottinghamshire. It has a population of about 250, being measured at 266 in the 2011 Census.[1] The village is just south of Nottingham, being on the other side of the River Trent from Attenborough.

A ferry, Barton Ferry, used to cross the River Trent to the Attenborough side near to the mouth of the River Erewash. A ferry has crossed the River Trent at this point since before 1774.[2]

The name originates from an older name, "Barton in the Beans" (Fabis being Latin for 'bean', in the ablative plural), apparently referring to the beans grown in the village. This name was also used for a Leicestershire village, Barton in the Beans, which has retained its name.[3]


  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  2. Chapman's Map of Nottinghamshire 1774. Nottinghamshire Library ISBN 0-902751-46-8.
  3. Ekwall, E. (1940), The concise dictionary of English place-names, 2nd ed. Oxford University Press

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