Everton, Hampshire

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Crown Inn, Everton
Everton is located in Hampshire
Location within Hampshire
OS grid referenceSZ288941
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtSO41
Dialling code01590
AmbulanceSouth Central
UK Parliament
List of places
50°44′45″N 1°35′35″W / 50.74580°N 1.59317°W / 50.74580; -1.59317Coordinates: 50°44′45″N 1°35′35″W / 50.74580°N 1.59317°W / 50.74580; -1.59317

Everton is a village in the civil parish of Hordle, 2 12 miles (4.0 km) west of Lymington, in the English county of Hampshire.[1]


Everton is at the junction of the A337 and B3058 roads. It is in the southeast of the parish of Hordle.[2] The village has around 760 houses, the majority having been built since 1970. It also has a village shop, a social club, a garden centre, and a large nursery.[2] It has a church dedicated to Saint Mary which is a daughter church of All Saints, Milford on Sea.[2] The village has one pub called The Crown.[3]


The earliest deeds which mention Everton (c. 1300) spell the name as Yveletona.[4] The name may be equivalent to that of Yeovilton in Somerset, and made up of two elements: "Gifl" - a Brittonic river name, and "ton" - an Anglo-Saxon word for a farm.[5] Subsequent variants of the name include Yelverton, Yeovilton, Evilton, and Evelton.[6]

From the time of Charles II down to the beginning of the 19th century, Everton was home to three notable Catholic families, succeeding each other at Everton House - Steptoe, White, and Lacy.[6] The first Anglican church was erected in 1896 and was constructed mainly from wood and corrugated iron.[7] This was replaced in 1970 with the present timber-framed and cedar shingle clad church.[7]

Everton saw some action during World War II. On 15 October 1940 at 12:45 pm, a Messerschmitt Bf 109E-1 was shot down at Everton.[8][9] Less than a year later, at nearby Efford, on 8 July 1941 at 1:25 am, a Heinkel He 111H-3 was shot down by a Bristol Beaufighter, four crew members were killed, but one member of the crew baled out and was captured by members of the local home guard.[8][10]


  1. ^ Google. "Everton, Hampshire" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  2. ^ a b c History Archived 2012-03-24 at the Wayback Machine, Hordle Parish Council, retrieved 18 July 2010
  3. ^ The Crown Inn, retrieved 18 July 2010
  4. ^ Francis John Monkhouse, (1964), A survey of Southampton and its region, page 177. Southampton University Press
  5. ^ Everton, Old Hampshire Gazetteer, retrieved 19 July 2011
  6. ^ a b Edward King, (1900), Old times re-visited in the borough and parish of Lymington, Hants, page 262.
  7. ^ a b St Mary's Church, retrieved 18 July 2010
  8. ^ a b Hampshire Aircraft Crashes and Accidents Archived 2008-01-15 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Kracker Luftwaffe Pilot Archive: German Pilots - P
  10. ^ Winston G. Ramsey, (1990), The Blitz then and now, Volume 3, page 53. Battle of Britain Prints

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