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Cudworth, Somerset

Historical Description

Cudworth, a parish in Somerset, 3 miles SSE of Ilminster station on the G.W.R., and 3½ ENE of Chard. It has a post office under Ilminster; money order and telegraph office, Ilminster. Acreage, 1125; population of civil parish, 115; of ecclesiastical, 310. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells, annexed to that of Chillington; juint value, £220. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. Thr church has many objects of interest for archaeologists.

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 parishCudworth St. Michael 
HundredSouth Petherton 
Poor Law unionChard 

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

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Cudworth 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.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA19
Post TownIlminster