A Topographical Dictionary of England, Samuel Lewis, London 1831

Dorsetshire

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BOVERIDGE, or BEVERIDGE, a tything in the parish of CRANBORNE, and in that part of the hundred of CRANBORNE which is in the Shaston (East) division of the county of DORSET, 1 mile (N.N.E.) from Cranborne. The population is returned with the parish.

An almshouse for three persons has been founded and endowed here by some member of the family of Hooper, whose descendants retain the right of appointing the inmates; there is also a small stipend for a chaplain.

Volume 1, page 197

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