Evershot is a village and civil parish in the county of Dorset in southwest England, situated in the West Dorset administrative district approximately south of Yeovil in Somerset. It is the second highest village in the county at above sea-level. In the 2001 census the village had a population of 206. In the 2011 census the population of Evershot parish combined with the small neighbouring parishes of West Chelborough and East Chelborough was 334. Evershot parish encompasses part of the nearby hamlet of Holywell, east of Evershot village. The village has connections with the writer Thomas Hardy.
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One of the many maps available on the website A Vision of Britain through Time is one from the Ordnance Survey Series of 1900 illustrating the parish boundaries of Dorset at the turn of the 20th century. This map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets. The internal boundaries on this map are the rural districts which are indicated in the "See Also" box for the place concerned (unless it is an urban parish).
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