In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fonthill Bishop like this:
BISHOPS-FONTHILL, a parish in Tisbury district, Wilts; 2 miles ENE of Hindon, and 3 N of Tisbury r. station. Post Town, Hindon, under Salisbury. Acres, 1,735. Real property, with Chilmark and Rudge, £5,008. Pop., 187. Houses, 43. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £246. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is early English, and in fair condition. Charities, £11.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fonthill Bishop, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 19th September 2014
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