Luccombe or Luckham, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 4 miles SW of Minehead station on the G.W.R. The parish contains also the hamlets of West Luccombe, Doverhays, and Horner. Post town, Taunton; money order and telegraph office, Porlock. Acreage, 3870; population of the civil parish, 333; of the ecclesiastical, 349. It has a parish council of five members. The manor belongs to the Acland family. Iron ore was formerlyworked. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; tithe commuted, £364 with residence. The church is Early English, with a good deal of Later Perpendicular work, and consists of nave, aisle, and chancel, with porch and tower.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Luccombe St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Williton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Luccombe from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Luccombe, or Luckham (St. Mary))
Online maps of Luccombe 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.