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.
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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: 08th March 2014
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