M.I.s for Heversham were transcribed in Monumental Inscriptions of Westmorland by E. Bellasis 1888-89 and are available on Westmorland Papers.
Nicolson and Burn: The history and antiquities of the counties of Westmorland and Cumberland. 1777. Transcribed by Anne Nichols:
"This is one of those places in Westmorland which is mentioned in Domesday, and therein is written Eureshaim; probably from the name of the owner, Eure being a name not yet out of use. This parish is bounded on the East by Preston Patrick in the parish of Burton, divided from it by the Betha, otherwise Hutton Beck or Lilly Beck; on the South, by the parish of Betham; on the West, by the chapelry of Witherslack in the said parish of Betham; and on the North, by Cartmell Fells, being divided therefrom by the river Winster. About 200 yards north-west from the church, there is a well which bears the name of St. Mary's well; from whence it has been conjectured that the church was dedicated to that Saint. [Note: The church's dedication is actually to St. Peter and not to St. Mary] It is a vicarage. . . . The advowson whereof belongs to Trinity college in Cambridge. The fabric of the church is not ancient; for the old church was burned down by accident in the year 1601, whereby all monuments, seats, bells, organ, and other ornaments were utterly destroyed. It was soon after rebuilt (at the expence of the parishioners), and restored to its pristine state; as appears by certificate entered in the parish-book."
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