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Timberscombe, Somerset

Historical Description

Timberscombe, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 3 miles from Dunster station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Dunster; telegraph office, Dunster. Acreage, 2858; population of the civil parish, 382; of the ecclesiastical, 307. There is a parish council consisting of five members. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £250. Patron, the Bishop. The church is of the 14th century, and was well restored in 1882. There is a 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 parishTimberscombe St. Michael 
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.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Timberscombe from the following:


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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.

DistrictWest Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA24
Post TownMinehead