Coxley, Somerset

Historical Description

Coxley, a tithing and a chapelry in St Cuthbert-Wells-Out parish, Somerset. The tithing lies 1 mile from Polsham station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and has a post office under Wells; money order and telegraph office, Wells. Population, 595. The chapelry was constituted in 1844, and is more extensive than the tithing. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £293 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of St Cuthbert's, Wells. The church is good. A Wesleyan chapel was built in 1878.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Somersetshire
Civil parish Wells St Cuthbert
Hundred Wells-Forum
Poor Law union Wells

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA5
Post TownWells