Cucklington, Somerset

Historical Description

Cucklington, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands on the boundary with Dorsetshire, 3½ miles from Wincanton station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and was once a market-town. It has a post office under Bath; money order office, Wincanton; telegraph office, Sandley. Acreage of the civil parish, 1795; population, 290; of the ecclesiastical, 665. The living is a rectory, united with Stoke-Trister and Bayford, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; joint net value, £324. The church is Early English; consists of nave, aisles, transept, and chancel, with tower and spire, and is good. It was well restored in 1880.

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
Ecclesiastical parish Cucklington St. Lawrence
Hundred Norton-Ferris
Poor Law union Wincanton

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA9
Post TownBruton