Parish of Cutcombe
northwestern Somerset, England
Cutcombe & Wheddon Cross
51°09'N 3°33'W; alt. ?m (930’)

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  1. Notes on the Parish of Cutcombe - brief notes on the Parish of Cutcombe in Somersetshire.
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  3. Researchers - list of other on-line researchers
The Parish of Cutcombe:
parish and hamlet, in W of county, 7½ miles N of Dulverton; 7143 ac., pop. 429; eccl. dist. 661(Bartholomew).

Cutcombe. This is the highest parish in Somerset; it contains the peak of Dunkery Beacon (1707 feet) within its boundaries and the church is 930 feet above sea level, with magnificent views from the churchyard. The church is mainly of the 14th and 15th centuries, with a Norman fragment preserved in the font. The south aisle was built in the 19th century when the iron-mining industry brought prosperity to the neighbouring Brendon Hills. (Mee, 1968)

Cutcombe Parish, comprising 7142.749 acres, is surrounded by the following
to the north: Wootton Courtenay, then Selworthy, Minehead Without and Minehead;
to the north-east: Timberscombe (2858.009 acres), then Dunster and Carhampton;
to the east: Luxborough, then Withycombe and Treborough, then Old Cleeve;
to the south-east: Exton, then Brompton Regis;
to the south: Winsford, then Dulverton then Brushford;
to the southwest: (beyond Exford and Winsford) Withypoole;
to the west: Exford, then Exmoor;
to the north-west: Luccombe, then Porlock and then Dare.


Parish of Cutcombe
Civil records

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  • Stogursey [ Sheet 37 / 15; surveyed 1885, revised 1902 ]

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