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South Zeal, Devon

Historical Description

Zeal, South, a village in South Tawton parish, Devonshire, 4½ miles ESE of Okehampton station on the L. & S.W.R. , with a post office under Okehampton; money order office, Sticklepath; telegraph office, Okehampton. It was once a borough and a market-town, and it has a fine granite cross. There is a chapel of ease (St Mary's), and also a Bible Christian chapel.

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


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

Ancient CountyDevon 
Civil parishSouth Tawton 
Poor Law unionOakhampton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for South Zeal from the following:


Online maps of South Zeal are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following newspapers covering Devon online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531, is online.

The Visitations of the County of Devon, comprising the Heralds' Visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620, with additions by Lieutant-Colonel J.L. Vivian, published for the author by Henry S. Eland, Exeter 1895 is online.

DistrictWest Devon
RegionSouth West
Postal districtEX20