In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Evershot like this:
EVERSHOT, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Beaminster district, Dorset. The village stands near the head of the river Frome, and near the Dorchester and Chippenham railway, 8 miles S by E of Yeovil; has a station on the railway, and a post office under Dorchester; was once a market town; and has still a fair on 12 May. ...
The parish comprises 1, 409 acres. Real property, £2, 574. Pop., 595. Houses, 118. The property is divided among a few. Melbury Hall here, the seat of the Earl of Ilchester, is a very ancient building, partly Gothic, partly Grecian, and stands in a fine park. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the rectory of Frome-St. Quintin, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is very good. A grammar school has £70 from endowment; and other charities have £23.The sub-district contains also eight other parishes. Acres, 16, 317. Pop., 2, 874. Houses, 614.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Evershot in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 28th March 2017
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