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West Buckland, Somerset

Historical Description

Buckland, West, a parish in Somersetshire, under Blackdown Hill, near the Bristol and Exeter railway, 2½ miles E of Wellington. It has a post office under Wellington, which is the money order and telegraph office. Acreage, 3697; population, 785. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Wellington, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1863.

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 parishWest Buckland St. Mary 
Poor Law unionWellington 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at West Buckland 1538-1812, Somerset is available to browse online., in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

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 West Buckland from the following:


Online maps of West Buckland 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.

DistrictTaunton Deane
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA21
Post TownWellington