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Culbone, Somerset

Historical Description

Culbone or Kitnor, a parish in Somerset, on the coast, at Porlock bay, near the boundary with Devonshire, 83- miles W by N of Minehead station on the G.W.R. Post town, Porlock; money order and telegraph office, Porlock. Acreage, 1337; population, 31. The surface is hilly and picturesque. The site of the church is a level spot of about one-fourth of an acre, 400 feet above the beach, engirt by dark wooded hills 1200 feet high. The living is a rectory, with Oare annexed, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, oEol. Patron, the Earl of Lovelace. The church is very small (said to be the smallest in England). It is ancient and interesting, and dedicated to St Culbone.

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 parishCulbone St. Culbone 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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