Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire Family History Guide

Fonthill Bishop is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Bishops Fonthill, Fonthill Bishops

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1754
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1624

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BISHOPS-FONTHILL, a parish in Tisbury district, Wilts; 2 miles ENE of Hindon, and 3 N of Tisbury r. station. Post Town, Hindon, under Salisbury. Acres, 1,735. Real property, with Chilmark and Rudge, £5,008. Pop., 187. Houses, 43. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £246. Patron, the Bishop of Winchester. The church is early English, and in fair condition. Charities, £11.

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 Bishops-Fonthill, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Bishops-Fonthill, 1624-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bishops-Fonthill (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Bishops-Fonthill, 1754-1949 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Bishops-Fonthill (Wiltshire)


Land tax assessments in Bishops-Fonthill, Wiltshire 1740-1876 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)

Window tax for Bishops-Fonthill, Wiltshire, 1762-1774 Author: Great Britain. Exchequer


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Tisbury
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Chalke
  • Poor Law Union: Tisbury
  • Hundred: Downton
  • Province: Canterbury