In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Figheldean like this:
FIGHELDEAN, or Fittledean, a parish in Amesbury district, Wilts; on the river Avon, 4¼ miles N-of Amesbury, and 9 S of Pewsey r. station. It includes the hamlet of Ablington; and its post town is Duddington, under Salisbury. Acres, 5, 279. Rated property, £4, 326. Pop., 472. Houses, 94. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Salisbury. Value, £310.* Patron, the Bishop of S. The church is ancient, and was repaired in 1859.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Figheldean, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 18th December 2014
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