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Cucklington, Somerset

Historical Description

Cucklington, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands on the boundary with Dorsetshire, 3½ miles from Wincanton station on the Somerset and Dorset railway, and was once a market-town. It has a post office under Bath; money order office, Wincanton; telegraph office, Sandley. Acreage of the civil parish, 1795; population, 290; of the ecclesiastical, 665. The living is a rectory, united with Stoke-Trister and Bayford, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; joint net value, £324. The church is Early English; consists of nave, aisles, transept, and chancel, with tower and spire, and is good. It was well restored in 1880.

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 parishCucklington St. Lawrence 
Poor Law unionWincanton  

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 Cucklington from the following:


Online maps of Cucklington 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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA9
Post TownBruton