Teffont Evias and Teffont Magna
Pretty Nadder Valley villages with an air of timelessness about them. The name Teffont is derived from their stream location along The Teff which rises from its spring in Teffont Magna. The name Evias comes from Harold Ewyas of Hereford, powerful lord of the area in the 13th Century. St Edwards Church in
Teffont Magna has a simple dignity about it and is believed to be late 13th Century and much older than St. Michael and All Angels Church in neighbouring Teffont Evias built of Chilmark stone. It is named after Edward, King of the Saxons who reigned for just 3 years from the age of 13 before being murdered at Corfe Castle in Dorset by his stepmother Queen Elfrida in AD 978.