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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 CountySomersetshire 
Civil parishWells St Cuthbert 
Poor Law unionWells 

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 Coxley from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA5
Post TownWells