Fisherton Delamere, St Nicholas Church
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The pulpit is Jacobean, and appears to have been brought here from a church in East Anglia. On the south wall is a royal coat of arms to George III, and panels lettered with the Lord's Prayer.
The church is built of flint and stone in a pleasing chequerboard pattern. The building was extensively rebuilt in the Victorian period, but the rebuilding was sympathetically performed to retain much of the medieval character of the building.
There are several interesting memorials, including a touching one on the north nave wall to a pair of infant children of Thomas Crawford, an early 17th century vicar. The two infants are shown in their beds, and serve as a reminder of how high infant mortality was in earlier centuries.
There are also several memorials to members of the Davis family.
The first recorded mention of a church at Fisherton Delamere is in 1291, though it seems clear that there must have been an earlier building on the site. For many years the church was attached to Maiden Bradley priory.
About Fisherton Delamere, St Nicholas Church
Address: Fisherton Delamere, Wiltshire, England, BA12 0PZ
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: 1 mile north of Wylye village. Limited parking by the church. Usually open daylight hours.
Website: Fisherton Delamere, St Nicholas Church
Churches Conservation Trust
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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