Fonthill Bishop

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Fonthill Bishop
Fonthill Bishop is located in Wiltshire
Fonthill Bishop
Fonthill Bishop
 Fonthill Bishop shown within Wiltshire
Population 93 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SU935330
Civil parish Fonthill Bishop
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Salisbury
Postcode district SP3
Dialling code 01747
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South West Wiltshire
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Coordinates: 51°05′46″N 2°05′38″W / 51.096°N 2.0940°W / 51.096; -2.0940

Fonthill Bishop is a small village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, 9 miles (14 km) south of Warminster.

The first tier of local government is a Parish meeting.[2] The parish is within the area of the Wiltshire Council unitary authority, which is responsible for almost all significant local government functions.

All Saints' Church is a Grade I listed[3] Early English 13th-century church with a crossing tower, restored by Thomas Henry Wyatt in 1879. The tower has bell-openings.

Fonthill Bishop shares a village school, the Chilmark and Fonthill Bishop Church of England Aided Primary School, which is in neighbouring Chilmark.

Fonthill House is the family seat of the Margadale baronry.

The village is near the head of Fonthill Lake. Next to the lake (but outside Fontwell Bishop parish) is the Fonthill Grottoes biological Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The village is close to Fonthill Gifford, where William Thomas Beckford built Fonthill Abbey. The estate now belongs to Lord Margadale.


  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Fonthill Bishop". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "List entry - Church of All Saints, Fonthill Bishop". English Heritage. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 

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