Fovant  Wiltshire


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

FOVANT, or Foffont, a parish in Wilton district, Wilts; on the river Avon, adjacent to the Salisbury and Exeter railway, 2 miles SW by W of Dinton r. station, and 7 WSW of Wilton. It has a post office, of the name of Fovant, under Salisbury. Acres, 2, 160. Real property, with Sutton-Mandeville, £5, 351. ...

Rated property of F. alone, £2, 701. Pop., 600. Houses, 129. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, 465.* Patron, the Earl of Pembroke. The church is ancient; has a fine tower, and a curious brass of 1492, and was recently in disrepair.

Fovant through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 17th April 2024

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