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Zeals, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Zeals or Zeals Green, a parish, with a village, in Wiltshire, 1½ mile WSW of Mere, and 4 miles NNW of Gillingham station on the L. & S.W.R. It was formerly a chapelry, but was constituted a separate civil parish in 1896. Post town, Bath. Population, 470. Zeals House is the ancient seat of the Chafyn-Grove family. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £495 with residence. Patron, the Vicar of Mere. The church is a building of stone in the Gothic style, and was erected in 1846. There are Congregational and Methodist chapels, and four almshouses.

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 CountyWiltshire 
Civil parishMere 
Poor Law unionMere 

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

Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Zeals:

1846-1880 1848-19331847-1880

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Zeals from the following:


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Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA12
Post TownWarminster