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Fugglestone St Peter, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Fugglestone St Peter (popularly Foulstone), a parish in Wiltshire, on the river Wiley, in the eastern vicinity of Wilton, 2½ miles from Salisbury station on the L. & S.W.R. It includes Bemerton chapelry and Quidhampton tithing. . Acreage, 1818; population, 1060.- Some early monastery or monastic hospital is thought to have existed here, and to have been the burial-place of King Ethelred in 827; and a lepers' hospital, perhaps on the site of the previous edifice, was founded by Adelicia, the Queen of Henry I. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury; net yearly value, o£with residence. The rectory-house is situated at Bemerton, a mile from the town of Salisbury. Patron, the Earl of Pembroke. The new church of St John the Evangelist, built as a memorial to George Herbert in 1860, is in good repair. The old chapel, dedicated to St Andrew, and the church, dedicated to St Peter, at Fugglestone, still exist. There are two hospitals at Fugglestone for maintaining a number of poor old persons.

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 parishFugglestone St. Peter 
HundredBranch and Dole 
Poor Law unionWilton 

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

Church Records

The Phillimore transcript of Marriages at Fuggleston with Bemerton 1608-1837, Wiltshire is available to browse online.

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Fugglestone St Peter:


Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Fugglestone St Peter from the following:


Online maps of Fugglestone St Peter 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: