Bishopstone  Wiltshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bishopstone like this:

BISHOPSTONE, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Wilton, Wilts. The village stands on an affluent of the river Avon, 3½ miles SSW of Wilton r. station, and 4½ SW of Salisbury.—The parish includes also the hamlets of Throope, Croncheston, Faulston, Hamston, Netton, and Pitts; and its Post Town is Bishopstone, under Salisbury. ...

Acres, 4,452Real property, with Stratford-Toney, £6,047. Pop., 685. Houses, 136. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory and a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £806.* Patron, the Earl of Pembroke The church is cruciform; shows features of many styles and periods, but is mainly of the time of Henry VI.; belonged to the priory of Monkton-Farleigh; and contains two stone coffins, which are supposed to hold the remains of bishops. Charities, £10.-The subdistrict contains eleven parishes and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 31,459. Pop., 4,904. Houses, 1,036.

Bishopstone through time

Bishopstone is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bishopstone itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bishopstone, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th August 2022

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