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West Chinnock, Somerset

Historical Description

Chinnock, West, a village and a parish in Somerset, on the river Parrett, 3 miles from Crewkerne station on the L. & S.W.R., with a post office under Ilminster; money order and telegraph office, Merriott. Acreage, 1161; population, 511. The living is a chapelry, annexed to the rectory of Chiselborough; joint value, £400. Patron, the Earl of Ilchester. The church is good, having been completely restored in 1889. There is a Wesleyan 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 parishWest Chinnock St. Mary 
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

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for West Chinnock from the following:


Online maps of West Chinnock 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
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA18
Post TownCrewkerne