Fisherton Anger is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1627

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

  • West Harnham
  • Salisbury the Close of the Canons of the Cathedral Church
  • Salisbury St Martin
  • Stratford sub Castle
  • Bemerton
  • Salisbury St Thomas

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FISHERTON-ANGER, a village and a parish in Alderbury district, Wilts. The village stands on the right bank of the river Avon, and on the Southwestern railway, suburban to Salisbury; and communicates with that city by a stone bridge, near which is the Salisbury infirmary. It has a station on the railway, transferred hither from Milford; and the station building is nearly 800 feet long, and has a glass roof over the platform. It also is a seat of petty sessions, and shares in the business of Salisbury; and it had, on the site of the Sun inn, a black priory, founded in the time of Edward III. The parish is partly within Salisbury borough; and comprises 323 acres. Real property, £6,422; of which £760 are in gas-works. Pop. of the part within Salisbury, 2,334. Houses, 361. Pop. of the whole, in 1851, 1,905; in 1861, 2,424. Houses, 378. The increase of pop. arose from the erection of houses, consequent on the opening of the Great Western and the Southwestern railway stations. The property is much subdivided. Fisherton House is now a private lunatic asylum; and a chapel, connected with it, in the early decorated style, was built in 1859. The county jail also is in this parish; and comprises 102 cells, 15 rooms, and 10 airing-yards. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £212. Patrons, Trustees. The church is modern, and has a tower and spire. There are a primitive Methodist chapel, a national school, alms-houses with £200, and other charities with £55.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for Fisherton-Anger, 1841-1891

Church Records

Baptisms from Salisbury St. Thomas, Salisbury Cathedral and 9 parishes to the west and north Author: Wiltshire Family History Society

The bishop’s transcripts and parish registers of Fisherton Anger : burials 1608-1837 Author: Bell, Joan; Wiltshire Family History Society; Hurley, Beryl; Hurley, John

Bishop’s transcripts for Fisherton-Anger, 1627-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Fisherton-Anger (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1654-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Fisherton-Anger (Wiltshire); Ritchie, Jean

Parish registers for Fisherton-Anger, 1655-1975 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Fisherton-Anger (Wiltshire)


Register of burials in the burial ground of Fisherton-Anger, 1856-1979 Author: Fisherton-Anger (Wiltshire). Burial Board

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Creed registers, ca. 1900-1925 Author: Alderbury and Salisbury Union (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Fisherton-Anger, Wiltshire 1780-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Alderbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Wilton
  • Poor Law Union: Alderbury
  • Hundred: Branch and Dole; Salisbury Borough
  • Province: Canterbury

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