Figheldean, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Figheldean is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Fittledean

Other places in the parish include: Ablington.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Figheldean

  • Shrewton
  • Rollestone
  • Netheravon
  • Milston
  • Durrington
  • Fittleton
  • North Tidworth
  • South Tidworth

Historical Descriptions


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 Duddington, 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].


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.


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