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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Zeals from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Zeals)
Online maps of Zeals are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
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- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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