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Cutcombe, Somerset

Historical Description

Cutcombe, a parish in Somerset, 5½ miles SW by S of Dunster station on the G.W.R. There is a post office under Dunster; telegraph office, Dunster; money order office, Winsford. Acreage, 7143; population of the civil parish, 450; of the ecclesiastical, 788. Lofty hills are in the north and in the south, and Dunkerry Beacon, 1700 feet high, with a fine view, is in the west. The living is a vicarage, united -with the perpetual curacy of Luxborough, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; joint net value, £218 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is Early English and good. A school has £60 from endowment. Cuthbert. See CUBERT.

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 parishCutcombe St. John 
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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DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA24
Post TownMinehead