Everleigh shown within Wiltshire
|Population||211 (in 2011)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||South West England|
Everleigh is on Salisbury Plain. The village is surrounded by land owned by the Ministry of Defence that is used for military training. The settlement of East Everleigh is contiguous with the village while Lower Everleigh is more than a mile to the west; it, like Everleigh, lies on the main A342 road that connects Andover and Devizes.
Everleigh had a parish church by 1228, when it was granted to the Benedictine Wherwell Abbey in Hampshire. However, the mediaeval parish church was demolished in 1814 when the present Church of England parish church of Saint Peter was consecrated on a site about 0.5 miles (800 m) northwest of it. The present church was designed by the architect John Morlidge in a Georgian Gothic Revival style. It includes the original Norman font from the old church.
The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre holds the parish registers for 1598 to 1971 (baptisms), 1598-1974 (marriages), and 1598-1984 (burials). The population in 1831 was 352, but by 1951 it had fallen to 264.
- Crowley, D.A. (ed.); Baggs, A.P.; Crittall, Elizabeth; Freeman, Jane; Stevenson, Janet H. (1980). Victoria County History: A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 10: Downton hundred; Elstub and Everleigh Hundred. pp. 135–142.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1975). The Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 242. ISBN 0140710264.
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- Wiltshire County Council Website page on Everleigh, retrieved 30 October 2004
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