- Original source material relating to Beverston(e), and other parishes in
Diocese of Gloucester may be found at the
- 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.
URL of this page: /big/eng/GLS/Beverstone/index.html