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Fisherton de la Mere, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Fisherton-de-la-Mere, a parish in Wiltshire, on the river Wylye, near Wylye station on the G.W.R., 8¼ miles NW by W of Wilton. It includes Bapton hamlet, and its post town is Wylye, under Bath. Acreage, 2834; population,, 291. The manor belonged to the De la Meres of Nun-ney Castle in Somerset, and Fisherton House is thought to., occupy the site of their mansion. Bapton Manor is noted for a fine breed of shorthorns. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £142 with residence. The church was mainly rebuilt in 1833, and has a tower.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Administration

The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishFisherton-De-La-Mere St. Nicholas 
HundredWarminster 
Poor Law unionWilton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.


Church Records

The register dates from the year 1561.


Churches

Church of England

St. Nicholas (parish church)

The church of St. Nicholas, an edifice of stone and flint, dating from the Norman Transition period, was rebuilt, with the exception of the tower, in 1833, and a chancel, in the Early English style, was added in place of the original in 1862: it now consists of chancel, nave, small north transept, and an embattled south tower, with pinnacles at the angles, containing 5 bells: the lower portion of the tower forms a south porch: the font is Transitional: there are 190 sittings.


Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Fisherton de la Mere from the following:


Maps

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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CountyWiltshire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtBA12
Post TownWarminster

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