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Luxborough, Somerset

Historical Description

Luxborough, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands 6 miles SSW of Dunster station on the G.W.R.y and has a post office under Washford (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, Washford. Acreage of the civil parish, 3728; population, 346; of the ecclesiastical, with Cutcombe, 788. Chargot Lodge is the chief residence. Much of the surface is uncultivated land and lofty hills. Iron mines were formerly worked on Brendon Hill. An ancient British camp and many ancient barrows are also on that hill. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Cutcombe, in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £220 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church comprises aisles and chancel, with a tower. There is a small Bible Christian chapel.

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 parishLuxborough 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

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Directories & Gazetteers

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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 districtTA23
Post TownWatchet