Figheldean Village, Wiltshire - late 1918

Figheldean is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Fittledean

Other places in the parish include: Ablington.

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1660

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

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Figheldean

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FIGHELDEAN, or Fittledean, a parish in Amesbury district, Wilts; on the river Avon, 4¼ miles N of Amesbury, and 9 S of Pewsey r. station. It includes the hamlet of Ablington; and its post town is Durrington, under Salisbury. Acres, 5, 279. Rated property, £4, 326. Pop., 472. Houses, 94. The living is a vicarage in the dio. of Salisbury. Value, £310. Patron, the Bishop of S. The church is ancient, and was repaired in 1859.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

FIGHELDEAN (St. Michael), a parish, in the union and hundred of Amesbury, Everley and Pewsey, and S. divisions of Wilts, 4¼ miles (N.) from Amesbury; containing, with the hamlet of Ablington, 510 inhabitants.

This parish, called in the Domesday survey Fisgledene, is within the borders of Salisbury Plain, and comprises about 5600 acres, chiefly in large sheep and corn farms; the soil is generally a light loam, mixed with flints, resting on a deep substratum of solid chalk.

The chalk is quarried for building and for manure, and considerable quantities are manufactured into lime and whiting.

The village is pleasantly situated on the eastern bank of the river Avon, which is here a clear and rapid stream, abounding with trout.

The living is a discharged vicarage, with a sinecure rectory, in the patronage of the Bishop of Salisbury, valued in the king’s books at £37: a rent-charge of £852 is paid to the impropriators; the vicarial tithes have been commuted for £176. 14. 8., and a glebe-house is attached to the living.

The church, situated on an eminence rising from the Avon, is a massive structure, chiefly of Norman character, containing the remains of the ancient rood-loft, a piscina, and a stoup.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Ablington

Lewis Topographical Dictionary of England 1845

Ablington, a hamlet, in the parish of Figheldean, union and hundred of Amesbury, Everley and Pewsey, and S. divisions of Wilts; containing 137 inhabitants.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis Fifth Edition Published London; by S. Lewis and Co., 13, Finsbury Place, South. M. DCCC. XLV

Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom Capper 1808

Ablington, a hamlet to Figeldean, hundred of Amesbury, Wilts, 4 miles from Amesbury.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of the United Kingdom. Benjamin Pitts Capper. 1808.

Parish Records

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England, Wiltshire, Figheldean – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Figheldean, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Wiltshire, Figheldean – Church records ( 4 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Figheldean, 1660-1880
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Figheldean (Wiltshire)

Figheldean families about 1845
Author: Hurley, Beryl; Volpi, Jean

Parish register transcripts, 1792-1837
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Figheldean (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Figheldean, 1653-1944
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Figheldean (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Figheldean – Genealogy ( 1 )
Figheldean families about 1845
Author: Hurley, Beryl; Volpi, Jean

England, Wiltshire, Figheldean – Manors – Court records ( 1 )
Manor court rolls in Figheldean, Wiltshire
Author: Manor of Figheldean. Court (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Figheldean – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Overseers account book, Figheldean, Wiltshire, 1832-1836
Author: Figheldean (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Figheldean – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments in Figheldean, Wiltshire 1781-1832
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

Administration

  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Amesbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Treasurer of Salisbury in the Prebendal of Calne
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1847 – None, Post-1846 – Amesbury
  • Poor Law Union: Amesbury
  • Hundred: Amesbury
  • Province: Canterbury

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