Evercreech, Somerset

Historical Description

Evercreech, a village and a parish in Somerset. The village stands near the Fosse Way, 3½ miles SE by S of Shepton Mallet, and has two stations on the Somerset and Dorset railway, 120 miles from London, and a post, money order, and telegraph office under Bath. The parish includes also the chapelry of Chesterblade, and the hamlets of Bagbury, Southwood, and Stoney Stratton. Acreage, 4110; population, 1120. Silk weaving was once carried on, but of late years has quite died out. The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Chesterblade, in the discese of Bath and Wells; gross value, £190 with residence. The church is good, and has a tower which figures finely in the landscape. There are a Methodist chapel, and some charities.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient County Somersetshire
Ecclesiastical parish Evercreech St. Peter cum Chesterblade
Hundred Wells-Forum
Poor Law union Shepton-Mallet

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictMendip
CountySomerset
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBA4
Post TownShepton Mallet