Seend is a chapelry of Melksham Ancient Parish in Wiltshire.
Other places in the parish include: Seend Cleeve.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1612
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1594
Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.
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].
- 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