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. Modern day Bemerton is split between the areas of Bemerton Heath and Lower 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.
Sport and leisure
Lower Bemerton is a small area west of Salisbury railway station and south of Wilton Road. Notable businesses in the area include Churchfields Industrial Estate and Salisbury Golf Centre.
Bemerton Heath is on the northwestern fringe of Salisbury, north of Wilton Road and southwest of the A360 road. The area contains Bemerton Heath Harlequins FC, as well as a few buisnesess including The Royal Oak bar and a post office.
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. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. 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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