In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Fugglestone St Peter like this:
FUGGLESTONE-ST. PETER-popularly Foylstone -a parish in Wilton district, Wilts; on the river Wiley, and on the Salisbury and Exeter railway, in the eastern vicinity of Wilton. It includes Bemerton chapelry and Quidhampton tything; and its post town is Wilton, under Salisbury. Acres, 1, 684. Rated property, £2, 614. Pop., 609. Houses, 136. The property is divided among a few. Some early monastery or monastic hospital is thought to have existed here, and to have been the burial-place of King Ethelred in 827; and a lepers' hospital, perhaps on the site of the previous edifice, was founded by Adelicia the queen of Henry I.; and the chapel of this still stands, and has been converted into dwellings for the poor. ...
The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Bemerton, in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £482.* Patron, the Earl of Pembroke. The church is good. Two hospitals, called St. Giles and St. Mary Magdalene's, for maintaining poor old persons, have £210 a year.
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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Fugglestone St Peter, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 24th November 2014
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