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Luccombe, Somerset

Historical Description

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.

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 parishLuccombe St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWilliton 

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

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Luccombe 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.

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA24
Post TownMinehead