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Middle Chinnock, Somerset

Historical Description

Chinnock, Middle, a parish in Somerset, on the river-Parrett, 3½ miles from Crewkerne station on the L. & S.W.R. In 1884 the parish of Middle Chinnock was amalgamated with West Chinnock; the entire parish is now known as West Chinnock. Post town, Ilminster; money order and telegraph office, Crewkerne. Population, 126. The living-is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £108. Patron, the Earl of Ilchester. The church is good, and was enlarged and restored in 1874, and again in 1887.

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 parishMiddle Chinnock St. Margaret 
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 Middle 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 districtTA18
Post TownCrewkerne