The Village Of Dethick
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Smallest of the settlements in the parish, but perhaps with the most interesting history, is Dethick. Dethick shares its name with the Dethick family, whose roots there can be traced with certainty to 1228, but who may well have been established there earlier. Historically the most notable family to be associated with Dethick are the Babingtons of Dethick Manor; Anthony Babington was executed for his leading role in a plot to rescue Mary, Queen of Scots, from imprisonment by her cousin Queen Elizabeth I of England. It will be found at grid reference SK327580.
Former BBC TV Blue Peter presenter Simon Groom's family had a farm in the village, which he often mentioned on the programme.
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