East Coker, Somerset

Historical Description

Coker, East, a parish in Somerset, adjacent to the boundary with Dorsetshire, 1 mile from Sutton Bingham station on the L. & S.W.R., and 3 miles SSW of Yeovil. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Yeovil. Acreage, 2185 ; population, 863. Coker Court is the seat of the Helyars. A Roman pavement and other Roman remains were found here in 1753. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £228 with residence. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is Later English and cruciform. Dampier the circumnavigator was a native. There are some almshouses and a police station.

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

Administration

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

Ancient County Somersetshire
Ecclesiastical parish East Coker St. Michael
Hundred Houndsborough
Poor Law union Yeovil

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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