In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Culbone like this:
CULBONE, or Kilner, a parish in Williton district, Somerset; on the coast, at Porlock bay, near the boundary with Devon, 8½ miles W by N of Minehead, and 15 WNW of Watchet r. station. Post town, Porlock, under Taunton. Acres, 1, 502. Assessed property, £1, 582. Pop., 41. Houses, 7. The property is divided among a few. The surface is hilly and picturesque. The site of the church is a level spot of about ¼ of an acre, 400 feet above the beach, engirt by dark wooded hills 1, 200 feet high. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, not reported. Patron, the Earl of Lovelace. The church is very small, but good.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Culbone in West Somerset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 23rd April 2014
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