Seend is a chapelry of Melksham Ancient Parish in Wiltshire.

Other places in the parish include: Seend Cleeve.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1612
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1594

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Semington
  • Keevil
  • Poulshot
  • Melksham
  • Rowde

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SEEND, a chapelry, with a village, in Melksham parish, Wilts; on the Mid Wilts railway, 4 miles W by S of Devizes. It has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Melksham. Acres, 2,730. Real property, £12,907; of which £5,000 are in mines. Pop., 1,086. Houses, 241. The property is considerably divided. The manor belonged to the Despencers, passed to the Bohuns, belongs now to the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury, and is held in lease by the Awdrys. A rich bed of iron-stone lies on the lower greensand formation; is said to have been worked by the ancients; and was worked by three successive modern companies; but was lying in abeyance in 1868. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to Melksham, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is old and interesting, and has a pinnacled tower. There are two Methodist chapels and a national school.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Seend, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Seend, 1594-1880 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Seend (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1612-1812 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Seend (Wiltshire); Webb, William A.

Parish registers for Seend, 1612-1955 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Seend (Wiltshire)

Parish register printouts of Seend, Wiltshire, England ; christenings, 1736-1874 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Church History

Seend Methodist Chapel, 1775 to 1975 Author: Griffiths, Harold J.


Seend : a Wiltshire village past and present Author: Bradby, Edward


Land tax assessments in Seend, Wiltshire 1773-1884 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Melksham
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Potterne
  • Poor Law Union: Melksham
  • Hundred: Melksham
  • Province: Canterbury

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