St John's Church, Bemerton
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Bemerton, once a separate village to the west of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, is now virtually a suburb of that city. George Herbert (1593–1633) was rector of Fugglestone with Bemerton and is buried at Bemerton.
Until 1894 Bemerton was a chapelry of Fugglestone St Peter, but it was then established as a parish in its own right. In 1927 a large part of Bemerton was transferred to the borough of Salisbury, and in 1934 Bemerton parish was dissolved: most of its population was transferred to the newly created parish of Quidhampton, and the remainder to Wilton borough.
Bemerton has three Church of England parish churches. St. Andrew's was originally Norman but was largely rebuilt later in the Middle Ages. St. John's is a Gothic Revival building designed by T.H. Wyatt and completed in 1861. St. Michael's was consecrated in 1957.
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George Herbert was rector of Fugglestone with Bemerton from 1630 until his death in 1633. He is buried at St Andrew's, which contains a memorial window portraying him.
- Crittall, Elizabeth, ed. (1959). "Victoria County History: Wiltshire: Vol 4 - Table of population, 1801-1951". British History Online. University of London. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
- Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, pages 106-107
- Pevsner & Cherry, 1975, page 107
- "St. Michael's". Bemerton Parish. Retrieved 11 April 2014.
- Pevsner, Nikolaus (1975). Cherry, Bridget, ed. The Buildings of England: Wiltshire. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. pp. 106–107. ISBN 0-14-0710-26-4.
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