Place:Figheldean, Wiltshire, England

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NameFigheldean
Alt namesAblingtonsource: hamlet in parish
Alton (Figheldean)source: hamlet in parish
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.224°N 1.782°W
Located inWiltshire, England
See alsoAmesbury Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Amesbury Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1974
Salisbury District, Wiltshire, England1974-2009
Wiltshire District, Wiltshire, England2009---
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Figheldean (pronounced farldeen) is a village and civil parish on the River Avon, 3 1⁄2 miles (6 km) north of Amesbury in Wiltshire, England.

Figheldean parish extends 3 miles (4.8 km) east of the village towards Tidworth as far as Devil's Ditch and 3 miles (4.8 km) westwards towards Shrewton as far as the earthwork known as Robin Hood's Ball. The parish includes the hamlets of Ablington and Alton. Approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north is Netheravon and 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the south is Durrington. The A345 main road between Salisbury and Marlborough passes through the parish to the west of the village.

Figheldean is situated on Salisbury Plain, which supports many nationally rare species and is the largest area of unimproved chalk grassland in northern Europe.

Ablington

Ablington is a small village in the English county of Wiltshire, on the River Avon, close to the village of Figheldean and about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north of the town of Amesbury. For local government purposes, Ablington is part of Figheldean civil parish. (Source: Wikipedia)

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Ablington from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"ABLINGTON, a hamlet in Figheldean parish, Wilts; on the river Avon, 4½ miles N of Amesbury. Population: 137."

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