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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Cutcombe St. John|
|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 Cutcombe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Cutcombe (St. John))
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Newspapers and Periodicals
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- Western Gazette
- Wells Journal
- Somerset County Gazette
The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.