Puckington, a parish in Somerset, on the river Isle, 3 miles N of Ilminster station on the G.W.R. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Ilminster. Acreages-774; population of the civil parish, 178; of the ecclesiastical, 189. The manor and most of the land belong to Viscount Portman. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £170 with residence. Patron, Viscount Portman. The church is Later English, has been restored, and consists of nave, transept, 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||Puckington St. Andrew|
|Hundred||Abdick and Bulstone|
|Poor Law union||Langport|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Puckington 1695-1812, Somerset is available to browse online.
The register dates from the year 1693.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.
Church of England
St. Andrew (parish church)
The church of St. Andrew is a building of stone, mainly in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, south transept, south porch and an embattled western tower containing a clock and 6 bells: there is a Norman font and Early English sedilia: the church was restored in 1857 and again in 1910, when a new organ was provided: there are sittings for 100 persons.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Puckington from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Puckington (St. Andrew))
- Kelly's Directory of Somerset, 1914
Online maps of Puckington 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.