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Middlezoy, Somerset

Historical Description

Middlezoy, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands on a rising-ground about 2 miles from the river Parret, 4 N of Athelney station on the G.W.R., and 6 SE of Bridgwater, and has a post office under Bridgwater; money order office, Weston Zayland; telegraph office, Bridgwater. The parish contains also the hamlets of Long Acre and Thorngrove. Acreage, 2541; population of the civil parish, 592; of the ecclesiastical, 564. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; value, £270. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is chiefly Later English, in good condition, has a very fine tower, and comprises nave, S aisle, transept, porch, and chancel. There is a Wesleyan 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 CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishMiddlezoy Holy Cross 
Poor Law unionBridgwater 

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

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA7
Post TownBridgwater