Evenlode, a parish in Worcestershire, on the river Even-lode, near its source, 3 miles SSE of Moreton-in-the-Marsh, 2 N of Adiestrop on the G.W.R., and 3 NE of Stow-on-the-Wold. Post town, Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acreage, 1619; population, 248. The manor was known at Domesday as Eunilade, and belonged to Worcester church. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £270. The church was restored in 1885, and the chancel in 1878.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Evenload St. Edward|
|Poor Law union||Stow-on-the-Wold|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register of marriages and burials dates from 1561; that of baptisms from 1604.
Church of England
St. Edward (parish church)
The church of St. Edward is an ancient building of stone in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave of two bays, south chapel, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 5 bells, re-cast and re-hung on a new frame in 1897 to commemorate the Jubilee of Her late Majesty Queen Victoria, and a clock added in 1911 to commemorate the coronation of H.M. King George V.: the chancel arch is late Norman: the staircase to the rood loft still remains and the south chapel retains a piscina and sedilia: the chancel was restored in the year 1878, at a cost of about £500, under the direction of Mr. J.E.K. Cutts, architect, of London, and the nave during the period 1885-9 at a cost of about £900: the tower was restored in 1905-6: there are sittings for 150 persons.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Evenlode from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Evenload (St. Edward))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Evenlode 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 following Worcestershire papers online:
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.