The chapel seems to have been built around 1819 with seating for around 300 people; it was refurbished around 1886. The chapel is mentioned in the Congregational Yearbook for 1928 but seems to have fallen out of use by 1971.
https://www.aim25.com/cgi-bin/vcdf/detail?coll_id=12591&inst_id=118&nv1=search&nv2= consulted April 2020.
The Surrey Monumental Inscriptions Index contains 73 names from the former graveyard. They are taken from Robert Garroway Rice's brief survey in February 1882 and the schedule provided to the Registrar General by Magnet Joinery Ltd in 1989 under the Disused Burial Ground (Amendment) Act 1981. The schedule is held in the National Archives. Rice's notes are from the archives of the Surrey Archaeological Society.
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The chapel and cemetery was in the ecclesiastical parishan ecclesiastical parish is an administrative area within the Church of England or Roman Catholic church. It is distinct from the civil parish, a local government unit in England of Mitcham St. Mark which was itself created in 1905 from the Ancient Parishan Ancient Parish is a Church of England parish which, until the 19th century, had both ecclesiastical and civil functions of Mitcham.
WSFHS CD10(The Surrey Burial Index) has burial records for: WSFHS CD15(Surrey Baptisms Not in the IGI) has baptismal records for:
WSFHS CD29(A 2nd Collection of Metropolitan Surrey Burials Index) has burial records for Mitcham Zion Chapel from 1821 to 1894.
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The site of the former Zion Chapel is in the London Borough of Merton.
Unless otherwise stated the dates for the creation of parishes are taken from Youngs, Frederick. A., Guide to the Administrative Units of England; Royal Historical Society: London, 1979 volume 1 Southern England.
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