Evershot  Dorset


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.

Evershot through time

Evershot is now part of West Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how West Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Evershot itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Evershot in West Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th June 2021

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