Cockercombe

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Cockercombe
Cockercombe Forest Office - geograph.org.uk - 224505.jpg
Cockercombe Forest Office
Cockercombe is located in Somerset
Cockercombe
Cockercombe
Location within Somerset
OS grid referenceST1602833039
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townTAUNTON
Postcode districtTA4
PoliceAvon and Somerset
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Somerset
51°05′26″N 3°12′01″W / 51.090491°N 3.200396°W / 51.090491; -3.200396Coordinates: 51°05′26″N 3°12′01″W / 51.090491°N 3.200396°W / 51.090491; -3.200396

Cockercombe is a hamlet within the civil parish of West Bagborough in the West Somerset district of Somerset, England, approximately 8.3 miles (13.4 km) northwest by road from the centre of Taunton. It contains the Grade II listed Mill Cottage and a Forestry Office.

Geography and geology[edit]

Cockercombe lies in the foot of the Quantock Hills,[1] approximately 8.3 miles (13.4 km) by road northwest of the centre of Taunton. It is just to the south of West Bagborough, southeast of Treble's Holford and northeast of Combe Florey, off the A358 road.[2] The Cockercombe Stream flows in the vicinity. Upstream, the steam crosses between Pepper Hill and Plainsfield.[3]

Cockercombe tuff, a greenish-grey, hard sedimentary rock, is only found in this area.[4]

Landmarks[edit]

The Forestry Commission has an office in Cockercombe.[5] Mill Cottage is a Grade II listed thatched cottage in the hamlet, which was originally built in the early 17th century. It was restored to acclaim in 1998 following a fire and has a new thatched roof. The cottage overlooks the Mill stream. The house is set in about 4.17 acres and has a wooden stable block with three stables.[1]

Recreation[edit]

Mountain biking events are held in the area. The Cockercombe Hill Climb was hosted by Somerset Road Club on Sunday 8 September 2019.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Mill Cottage" (PDF). Onthemarket.com. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  2. ^ Google (16 March 2020). "Cockercombe" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Wells and Springs of Somerset". Linsdal Richardson, William Whitaker. 1928. p. 61.
  4. ^ Prudden, Hugh. "Somerset building stone guide" (PDF). Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. p. 4. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Forestry Commission, Over Stowey". Cyclex. Retrieved 16 March 2020.
  6. ^ "Cockercombe Hill Climb". Somerset Roadclub. Retrieved 16 March 2020.