In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fisherton de la Mare like this:
FISHERTON-DE-LA-MERE, a parish in Wilton district, Wilts; on the river Wiley, adjacent to the Somerset and Weymouth railway, near Wiley r. station, 8½ miles NW by W of Wilton. It includes Bapton hamlet; and its post town is Codford-St. Mary, under Bath. Acres, 2, 861 Rated property, £2, 785. ...
Pop., 333. Houses, 64. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged to the De la Meres of Nunnery Castle, in Somerset; and Fisherton House, now the seat of John Davis, Esq., is thought to occupy the site of their mansion. The parish is a meet for the South Wilts hounds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £135. Patron, John Davis, Esq. The church was mainly rebuilt in 1833, and has a tower.
Fisherton de la Mare is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Fisherton de la Mare itself, go to Units and Statistics.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fisherton de la Mare, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 26th March 2017
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