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Evenlode, Worcestershire

Historical Description

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.

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


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

Ancient CountyWorcestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishEvenload St. Edward 
Poor Law unionStow-on-the-Wold 

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

Church Records

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.

Civil Registration

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:

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:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionSouth West
Postal districtGL56
Post TownMoreton-In-Marsh