Fovant is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.

Alternative names: Foffant

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1541
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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.

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 Fovant, 1841-1891

Church Records

Births and baptisms, 1816-1836 Author: Independent Church (Fovant)

Bishop’s transcripts for Fovant, 1609-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Fovant (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Fovant, 1541-1942 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Fovant (Wiltshire)

Parish register printouts of Fovant, Wiltshire, England (Independent) ; christenings, 1816-1836 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department


Land tax assessments in Fovant, Wiltshire 1781-1835 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wilton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Chalke
  • Poor Law Union: Wilton
  • Hundred: Cawden and Cadworth
  • Province: Canterbury

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