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Puckington, Somerset

Historical Description

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.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishPuckington St. Andrew 
HundredAbdick and Bulstone 
Poor Law unionLangport 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

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.


Churches

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.
St. Andrew, Puckington


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 Puckington from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Puckington are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Somerset papers online:


Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictSouth Somerset
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtTA19
Post TownIlminster