Zeal Monachorum, Devon Family History Guide

Zeal Monachorum is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1594

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Parishes adjacent to Zeal Monachorum

  • Down St Mary
  • Clannaborough
  • Coldridge
  • Lapford
  • Bondleigh
  • North Tawton
  • Bow

Historical Descriptions

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Zeal-Monachorum, a parish, with three hamlets, in Crediton district, Devon; 2 ½ miles SW of Morchard-road r. station, and 7 NW by W of Crediton. Post-town, Bow, North Devon. Acres, 3,264. Real property, £3,364. Pop., 549. Houses, 117. The property is subdivided. The manor was given, by King Canute, to Buckfast monastery; took thence the name of Monkenfield, Monkenzeal, or Zeal-Monachorum; and belongs now to J. H. Ley, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £388. Patron, the Rev. E. Cooper. There are a national school, and charities £18.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Crediton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Chumleigh
  • Poor Law Union: Crediton
  • Hundred: North Tawton with Winkleigh
  • Province: Canterbury