Dethick is a small village comprising of a church, a farm and a few other buildings. The village dates back many centuries. The family of Anthony Babington, a keen supporter of Mary Queen of Scots, inherited the estate from the Dethick family. Babington was obsessed with his plan to free Mary and establish her as Queen of England and was involved in failed plots which eventually led to his demise. He was tortured and executed in Lincolns Inn Field.