West Coker, Somerset

Historical Description

Coker, West, a parish in Somerset, 2¼ miles from Sutton Bingham station on the L. & S.W.R., and 3 W by S of Yeovil. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Yeovil. Acreage, 1419; population, 892. West Coker House, Westlake, and Brotherton, are the chief residences. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £392 with residence. The church is Later English. There are a Wcsleyan chapel and a working men's reading-room. Twine is manufactured.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & 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 West Coker St. Martin
Hundred Houndsborough
Poor Law union Yeovil

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Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictSouth Somerset
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBA22
Post TownYeovil