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East Chinnock, Somerset

Historical Description

Chinnock, East, a parish in Somerset, 5 miles from Yeovil and Crewkerne stations on the L. & S.W.R., and 5½ from Yeovil station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Yeovil; money order and telegraph office, West Coker. Acreage, 1360; population, 513. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £180. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The chancel of the church, restored in 1884, and the tower are good, but the nave, spoilt by alterations made in 1837, is poor. Some improvements were made in 1893-94, amongst them being reseating.

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 parishEast Chinnock St. Mary 
Poor Law unionYeovil 

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 East Chinnock 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 districtBA22
Post TownYeovil