Place:Fisherton Delamere, Wiltshire, England

NameFisherton Delamere
Alt namesFisherton de la Maresource: alternate spelling
Fisherton-De-La-Meresource: alternate spelling
Fisherton Delamaresource: alternate spelling
Baptonsource: hamlet in parish, to Stockton in 1934
Fisherton Millsource: settlement in parish, to Stockton in 1934
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates51.146°N 2.001°W
Located inWiltshire, England     ( - 1934)
See alsoWarminster Hundred, Wiltshire, Englandhundred in which it was located
Wilton Rural, Wiltshire, Englandrural district, 1894 - 1934
Wylye, Wiltshire, Englandcivil parish into which it was merged in 1934
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Fisherton Delamere, also spelt Fisherton de la Mere and Fisherton Delamare, is a small village and former civil parish on the River Wylye, in Wiltshire, England.

The parish came to an end in 1934 and was divided between Wylye and Stockton, the latter gaining the hamlet of Bapton, while the village of Fisherton Delamere retained a separate identity within the parish of Wylye.

The settlement lies just off the A36 road, midway between Salisbury and Warminster, and some ten miles south-west of Amesbury.

The ancient parish of Fisherton Delamere formed a detached part of the Warminster Hundred of Wiltshire. It contained two villages, Fisherton itself, to the north of the River Wylye, and Bapton, about a mile away and to the south of the river, and a combined total of 2,834 acres, of which 1,660 were in Fisherton. The civil parish, was extinguished in 1934, when Fisherton was transferred to Wylye, and Bapton to Stockton.


The name Delamere, Delamare, or de la Mere, refers to the family which owned the manor in the Middle Ages, whose name was spelt in all of those ways. The last of the family was Sir John Delamare (c. 1320–1383). When Eleanor Delamare, the niece and heiress of Sir John Delamare, died in 1413, Fisherton passed into the Paulet family and thus to William Paulet who was Lord Chamberlain and Secretary of State to Henry VIII, and Lord High Treasurer to Edward VI, [[wikipedia:Lady Jane Grey|Lady Jane Grey, Mary I, and Elizabeth I. Fisherton continued to belong to the Paulets as Dukes of Bolton.

The Fisherton estate was owned by the Dukes of Somerset in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Bapton was owned by Sir Cecil Chubb from 1927, and he lived at Bapton Manor. In 1939 his heirs sold his estate to Alfred Douglas-Hamilton, 13th Duke of Hamilton, who died in 1940.

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A detailed parish history was published in 1965 in Volume 8 of Wiltshire Victoria County History.

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