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Cossington, Somerset

Historical Description

Cossington, a parish in Somerset, 3 miles from Edington station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and 4 NE of Bridgwater. It has a post office under Bridgewater; money order and telegraph office, Edington. Acreage, 1442; population, 218. The surface is picturesque. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £216 with residence. The church is Later English, and good, with a tower.

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 
Ecclesiastical parishCossington St. Mary 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cossington from the following:


Online maps of Cossington 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.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA7
Post TownBridgwater