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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Culbone St. Culbone|
|Poor Law union||Williton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Culbone from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Culbone, or Kilner (St. Culbone))
Online maps of Culbone are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
- Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser
- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.