St Nicholas' Church, Fisherton Delamere, Wiltshire

Address: Fisherton Delamere, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 0PZ
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A Medieval marvel in wonderful walking country

This hillside church stands in a pretty churchyard and is a convenient stopping point for Wylye Valley walkers with wonderful views.

There has been a church here since Norman times and the font in the church today dates from that period. However, the current building was built in the 14th-century and then largely rebuilt in the Medieval style in the 19th-century, using the original materials. The outside is built in a chequerboard pattern of flint and stone, typical of many churches in this area.

Inside it is light and airy. There is an elegant screen which dates only from 1912 - the architect F C Eden was commissioned to design it, as well as other woodwork in the church.

He had intended the screen to be painted, but this was never carried out, mainly because the screen was tremendously unpopular with the people of the parish.

One of the most touching monuments in the church is a poignant memorial to two babies of Thomas and Joan Crockford, showing one child in bed and the other wrapped in a shroud - Thomas Crockford was the vicar in the 1600s.

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Road directions

11 miles north west of Salisbury, off A36, 1 mile north of Wylye

Public transport information

Nearest railway station: Tisbury (6.8 miles)

OS Reference No.

SU 001 385

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You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.







PDF iconWiltshire County Guide (PDF, 4.8mb)

This free of charge short guide contains details of all the churches CCT cares for in Wiltshire. Printed copies of the county guide are also available at the church.

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Comments

  1. Malcolm Parker (18 Jul 2011, 16:50)

    A beautiful setting, incredibly isolated from the nearby busy A36. Very simple interior but the proportions of the nave make it very appealing nevertheless. The Edwardian rood screen is notable and one can easily understand how this would have proved a very controversial installation at the time.

  2. David South (09 Jun 2012, 10:49)

    Hi
    My late uncle Rev William James Franklin Groves is buried in Fisherton with his first wife. I am told that his first was either Kate Mary Andrews or Estelle.........????

    Is it possible to check the records for me and let me know please. Any details you have about her would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks

    David South

  3. John Kilford (27 Sep 2012, 04:08)

    I was there in September 2012 - a pilgrimage of sorts as my family was baptised, wed and buried there for a century or so starting in the early 1700s.
    I found it a bit shabby really. Understandable due to the small population supporting it. However to be in a space where my ggggggg grandfather (that's 7 gs) was baptised and married was an unforgettable experience. He is probably buried there too, but unlikely to have a gravestone as they would have been very poor people.
    I took a number of photographs inside and outside the church.

  4. Joy Ellis (02 Apr 2014, 05:32)

    I visited in 1980 and 1999 and found its location enchanting apart from the more recent red telephone box! I was disappointed that I could not see the interior. My POTTER families and associated Dowdell, Macey, Patient and Passion families lived here for generations, including William Passion my 10 times Great Grandfather.

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St Nicholas' Church, Fisherton Delamere, Wiltshire

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Facilities

Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating or running water meaning that they can be cold, and very rarely have toilet facilities. The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor. We do apologise for any inconvenience the lack of facilities may cause.