Evershot, a village and a parish in Dorsetshire. The village stands near the head of the river Frome, and has a station on the G.W.R., 148 miles from London, and 8 S by E of Yeovil. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Dorchester. The parish comprises 1569 acres; population, 371. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Frome Sfc Quintin and Melbury Bubb, in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £400 with residence. Patron, the Earl of Ilchester. The church is built in the style of the early part of the 15th century, and was restored in 1853.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Poor Law union||Beaminster (1836-)|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register of baptisms, marriages and burials begins in 1694. The original register books are now deposited with the Dorset Archives Service, but have been digitised by Ancestry.co.uk and made available on their site (subscription required).
Church of England
St. Osmund (parish church)
The parish church of St. Osmund, restored with the exception of the tower and chancel, in 1853, is of Forest marble, with dressings of Ham Hill stone, in the Gothic style of the Early 15th century, and consists of chancel, nave of three bays, aisles, south porch, and a western tower, containing a clock and 6 bells: the stained east window is a memorial to the late Mr. Martin and his wife: the church has 300 sittings.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Evershot was in Beaminster Registration District from 1837 to 1937 and Bridport Registration District from 1937 to 1974
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Evershot from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848
- Hunt & Co.'s Directory of Dorsetshire, Hampshire, & Wiltshire 1851
Online maps of Evershot are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- 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
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.
The Visitation of Dorset, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.