Fittleton (All Saints)

FITTLETON (All Saints), a parish, in the union of Pewsey, hundred of Elstub and Everley, Everley and Pewsey, and S. divisions of Wilts, 6 miles (N.) from Amesbury; containing, with the tything of Hacklestone, 336 inhabitants. The parish is situated on the river Avon, and comprises about 3179 acres: the soil is generally a light loam mingled with flints, on a thick substratum of solid chalk. The village is in a fertile valley, with open downs on each side. The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £23, and in the gift of Magdalen College, Oxford: the rectorial tithes have been commuted for £450. 7. 8., and certain impropriate tithes for £64. 16.; the glebe comprises 32 acres. The church is an ancient structure, in the early English style; the nave is separated from the aisles by clustered columns, and the roof is of carved oak.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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