Eversley, a large scattered parish in the extreme NE of Hants, separated from Berks by the river Blackwater. It is 3½ miles N of Hartley Lintney, and 5½ from Winchfield station on the L. & S.W.R., also 3 from Wellington College station on the S.E.R., and 10 from Reading. It has a post and money order office under Winchfield; Finchampstead and Yateley are the telegraph offices. The tithing of Great and Little Bramshill is included in the parish, though for union. purposes it f onus a distinct parish. Bramshill Park is the chief residence. The house is unique as a specimen of Early Jacobean style, free from modern alterations or additions. The park is celebrated for its numerous and varied avenues, and for its Scotch firs and fine scenery. The living is a rectory; net value, £434 with residence. The original church was built in Anglo-Saxon times. The present church was rebuilt in brick in 1731-35, this last date is on the tower. After the death of Canon Kingsley, who was the rector for 31 years, the interior of the church was enlarged and much improved (1875-76). It is a plain building of the Wien style. Canon Kingsley and his wife rest together in the churchyard. Everthorpe. See CAVE, NORTH, WITH DJREWTON.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Eversley St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Hartley-Wintney|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Eversley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Eversley (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.
Online maps of Eversley 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 Hampshire newspapers online:
- Portsmouth Evening News
- Hampshire Telegraph
- Hampshire Advertiser
- Hampshire Chronicle
- Aldershot Military Gazette
The Visitations of Hampshire, 1530, 1575, & 1622-34 is available to view on the Heraldry page.