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Bossington, Somerset

Historical Description

Bossington, a tithing in Somerset, on the E side of Porlock Bay. Bossington hamlet, about a mile inland, is strikingly picturesque. Bossington beacon, flanking the bay, is a ridge 801 feet high, commands brilliant views, and has beeit adorned with paths and tasteful woods by its proprietor, Sir Thomas D. Acland, Bart. In 1884 the village of Bossington was added to the parish of Selworthy.

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 CountySomersetshire 
Civil parishPorlock 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Bossington from the following:


Online maps of Bossington are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA24
Post TownMinehead