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Cossington Parish Council

About Cossington

Welome Pack

Cossington Parish Council produces a Welcome Pack for new residents with the aim of providing a starting point to help get to know the village and the surrounding area. The Pack provides a brief introduction to the village, surrounding landscape and its history -  - and subscription details  for the excellent local periodicals "The Link" and "The Polden Post". There is also intrductory information on the Parish Council, (including Planning), Village Hall and Church. You can download  the Welcome Pack in full here:

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Cossington, Jan 1948 

Cossington was featured as the first in a series of articles about Somerset villages in the Bridgwater Mercury, January 1948. The article can be downloaded here, kindly provided by the late Fred Cross of Great Tree Farm. The article incorrectly describes the "Big Tree" as a Yew - it was an Elm.

 

British History On Line

'Cossington', A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 8: The Poldens and the Levels (2004), pp. 42-50 - provides a useful base for learning a bit more about village history. It can be downloaded here.

 

Edwardian Cossington

Mr. Godfrey Hebdon of Woolavington gave a most interesting and informative presentation  to the Cossington Friends & Neighbours Group on Thursday 13th June 2013. It contains many photos of the village along with some fascinating historical detail. It can be downloaded by clicking on the image to the right. Our thanks are due to Mr. Hebdon for allowing its reproduction on this site.  

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The Big Tree

The "Big Tree" (where Bell Lane meets Middle Road) was an 80ft high Elm which was felled due to terminal disease in 1977. By clicking on the old photo to the right you can find out more about it - and the stone monolith which has been erected in its memory

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