Place:Evenlode, Worcestershire, England

Alt namesEuniladesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 112
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.967°N 1.667°W
Located inWorcestershire, England
Also located inGloucestershire, England     (1931 - 1974)
See alsoOswaldslow Hundred, Worcestershire, Englandhundred of which the parish was a part
Stow on the Wold Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1935
North Cotswold Rural, Gloucestershire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1835-1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

!!!UNDER CONSTRUCTION A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Evenlode from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"EVENLODE, a parish in the [registration] district of Stow-on-the-Wold, and county of Worcester; on the river Evenlode near its source, and contiguous to the West Midland railway and to the boundary with Gloucestershire, 3½ miles SSE of Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Post town: Moreton-in-the-Marsh. Acres: 1,563. Real property: £2,876. Population: 276. Houses: 69. The property is much subdivided. The manor was known at Domesday as Eunilade, and belonged to Worcester church. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value: £396. Patron: Mrs. Ann James. The church is ancient but good; and there are charities £10."

Evenlode was originally a detached parish in Worcestershire and was part of the Oswaldslow Hundred. Because of its position it was made part of the Stow on the Wold Rural District in Gloucestershire in 1894. In 1931 it was transferred to Gloucestershire along with Daylesford, a neighbouring and also detached parish. The rural district was abolished in 1935 and Evenlode was then in North Cotswold Rural District.

Research Tips

  • Ordnance Survey Maps of England and Wales - Revised: Worcestershire illustrates the parish boundaries of Worcestershire when rural districts were still in existence and before the West Midlands came into being. The map publication year is 1931. The map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. Maps in this series are now downloadable for personal use.
  • British History Online has a collection of local maps from the Ordnance Survey 1883-1893. Rural areas are included, but these may be especially useful for investigation the suburbs of large towns.
  • GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Worcestershire as well as leading to a collection of 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes.
  • The Midlands Historical Data project produces searchable facsimile copies of old local history books and directories of interest to genealogists. It specialises in the three counties of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire, working closely with libraries, archives and family history societies in the area. Digital images are made freely available to participating organisations to improve public access. Free search index on its web-site to all its books. In many cases payment will be required to see the extract.
  1. organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
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