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Evenlode is a township, parish and small village, 3 miles south-east from Moreton-in-Marsh railway station, and 3 south-west from Stow-on-the-Wold, in Oswaldslowe Hundred, Stow-on-the-Wold Union, in the archdeaconry and bishopric of Worcester, situated on the small river Evenlode, from which it derives its name.  The Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton railway passes through the parish.  The church of St. Edward is an old stone building, in the early Norman style, with square tower containing 5 bells.  The living is a rectory, worth £500, yearly, with residence, including 276 acres of glebe land, in the gift of Mrs. Ann James; the Rev. Charles James, B.A., is the incumbent.  There is a National school for boys and girls.  The population, in 1851, was 312, and the acreage is 1,562.  The soil is oolite, marlstone and lias clay.  Whitmore Jones, Esq., is lord of the manor; the Rev. C. James is the chief landowner.  There are a few small charities.

James Rev. Charles, B.A. (rector)
James Mrs.

Bartlett George, shopkeeper
Bartlett James, tailor
Bartlett John, carpenter
Bartlett Thomas, carpenter
Betts Robert, beer retailer
Breakspere John, blacksmith
Bryan George, farmer
Cluff Thomas, farmer
Fletcher John, farmer
Gillett William, farmer
Harrison Isaac, farmer
Holtam George, farmer
Kibble Richard, farmer
Restell George, shopkeeper
Tidmarsh Samuel, farmer

Letters through Moreton-in-Marsh.  The nearest money order offices are at Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow.

National School, Mrs. Eliza Hornsby, mistress

Source: Post Office Directory of Gloucestershire with Bath and Bristol.  Printed and Published by Kelly and Co., 19, 20 & 21, Old Boswell Court, St. Clement’s, Strand, London. 1856.