Figheldean or Fittledean, a parish in Wilts, on the river Avon, 4 miles N of Amesbury, and 8 from Porton station on the L. & S.W.R., and has a post office under Salisbury; money order and telegraph office, Netheravon. It includes the hamlet of Ablington. Acreage, 5439; population, 472. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £227 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is ancient, and was repaired in 1860. There is a Primitive Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Figheldean St. Michael|
|Poor Law union||Amesbury|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The parish register dates from the year 1660.
Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Figheldean:
Church of England
St. Michael (parish church)
The church of St. Michael is an ancient building of flint and stone in the Norman and Early English styles, consisting of chancel, clerestoried nave of four bays, aisles, south porch, and a western tower containing a clock and 3 bells: the east and four other windows are stained: in the chancel are several monuments to the Poore family, and in the porch lie two ancient effigies in armour, discovered in a field near the adjoining village of Milston: the chancel retains an ancient piscina and credence: a part of the staircase to the rood loft remains in the north aisle: the church was restored in 1861, and affords sittings for 228 persons.
Primitive Methodist Chapel
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Figheldean from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Figheldean (St. Michael))
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- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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