At its meeting on 7th April 2003, the Beverston(e) Parish Council decided, as permitted under Section 65 of the Local Councils Act, to change the official spelling of the parish from "Beverstone" to "Beverston". For the purposes of this web site the spelling of Beverstone we adopted originally in 1996 will be retained, as this variant will be found in many old records. However, users should be aware that the presently adopted spelling may also be found in other sources - as for instance on the OS (1:63,360) New Popular Edition map (1945-8) images used for Kain & Oliver's study illustrating pre-1850 boundaries of the Historic Parishes of England & Wales. So literally 'there is nothing new under the son'!
And yes, I know - we as family historians are quite used to dealing with place names with extra, or missing letters - an 'e', 'l' or 't' is neither here nor there, but I thought such an official change was worth documenting.
You can see the administrative areas in which Beverstone has been placed at times in the past.
Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.