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Evershot, Dorset

Historical Description

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.

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 CountyDorsetshire 
Civil parishFrome 
DioceseBristol1542 - 1836
DioceseSalisbury1836 -
Poor Law unionBeaminster1836 -
Registration districtBeaminster 
Registration sub-districtEvershot 

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

Church Records

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 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.

St. Osmund, Evershot
St. Osmund, Evershot
St. Osmund, Evershot
St. Osmund, Evershot

Civil Registration

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:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Dorset is available to browse.


Online maps of Evershot are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the Dorset County Chronicle and the Sherborne Mercury online.

Visitations Heraldic

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

DistrictWest Dorset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtDT2
Post TownDorchester