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Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Bishops-Fonthill or Fonthill-Bishop, a parish in Wilts, 2 miles ENE of Hindon, and 3 N of Tisbury station on the L. & S.W.R. It has a post office under Salisbury; money order and telegraph office, Hindon. Acreage, 1797; population, 165. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; gross value, £200. Patron, the Bishop of Oxford. The church is Early English, and was restored in 1879.

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


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

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishFonthill Bishop All Saints 
Poor Law unionTisbury 

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

Church Records

The registers date from the year 1754.

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Fonthill Bishop:



Church of England

All Saints (parish church)

The church of All Saints is a cruciform edifice of stone, originally in the Norman style, and consisting of chancel, nave, transepts, south porch, and a central tower containing 2 bells: in 1871 the chancel was rebuilt at the expense of the Rev. R. W. Sheldon M.A. rector 1866-92, and the whole church was thoroughly restored in 1879 at the cost of Thomas Sheldon esq. of Clevedon, his brother, Mr. Wyatt, being the architect: there are 125 sittings.

All Saints, Fonthill BishopAll Saints, Fonthill Bishop

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 Fonthill Bishop from the following:


Online maps of Fonthill Bishop are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtSP3
Post TownSalisbury