Weston Zoyland, Somerset

Historical Description

Weston Zoyland, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 3½ miles ESE of Bridgwater station on the G.W.R. It has a post and money order office under Bridgwater; telegraph office, Bridgwater. Acreage, including Langhay, 3320; population of the civil parish, 659; of the ecclesiastical, 636. There is a parish council consisting of five members. Fairs for cattle and horses are held on 9 Sept The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £200 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Bath and Wells. The church is ancient but good, and has a very fine Later English tower. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The battle of Sedgemoor took place on the confines of this and the adjoining parish of Chedzoy in 1685.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Somersetshire
Ecclesiastical parish Weston-Zoyland St. Mary
Hundred Whitley
Poor Law union Bridgwater

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Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Visitations Heraldic

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