St Nicholas' Church, Fisherton Delamere, Wiltshire
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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 fourteenth century and then largely rebuilt in the medieval style in the nineteenth 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.
A free audio guide for the church can be found here.
A strangely beautiful church
A Victorian masterpiece returned to the community
A pair of eccentric churches
From narrow lane and small grass parking area via gently sloping (up) gravel path through churchyard to south porch and door. Level access throughout.
Facilities & Hire
Due to the historic nature of our buildings, only a very small number of them have heating, running water and toilet facilities.The lighting is usually operated via a 'push button' timer or a motion sensor.
11 miles north west of Salisbury, off A36, 1 mile north of Wylye
Nearest railway station: Tisbury (6.8 miles)
History & Further Information
Why not make your visit more enjoyable and informed by finding out more about this church and the CCT before you visit?
A free online audio guide for the church can be found here.
You can download a range of publications below including the relevant county guide, and any walk round guides we have for this church.Wiltshire County Guide
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.Download a copy of the church guidebook
Conservation and Regeneration
St Nicholas' costs: £2,818.44 a year to keep open to the public.
It needed the following repairs carrying out as of January 2021.
Short term: £8,150.00
- Repair rain water goods £6,500.00
- Door closer £150.00
- Clear roof of moss £1,500.00
Medium term: £10,000.00
- Inspect loose masonry and high level tower stonework £2,250.00
- Tower pointing and strap decoration £7,500.00
Long term: £14,500.00
- Patch pointing £7,500.00
- Repair and redecorate opening windows £2,500.00
- Overhaul west doors and rehang £4,500.00
Please support our work by donating directly to the church. The simplest way to do this is by text.
Send the code FID to 70970 to donate £5 or to 70191 to donate £10.
Community information for St Nicholas' Church, Fisherton Delamere
All our Wiltshire churches are in CCT's West region.
Useful local links:
- Visit Wiltshire
- Wiltshire Web tourism website
- Family days out in Wiltshire
- Longleat Safari Park
- The Pump Room - Roman Baths
- The Jane Austen Centre
- Wiltshire Family History Society
- Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Society
- A list of churches in Wiltshire
- Wiltshire is in the Diocese of Bristol and the Diocese of Salisbury