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Bemerton, Wiltshire

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Bemerton, Wiltshire

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. Bemerton has three Church of England parish churches. St. Andrew's was originally Norman but was largely rebuilt later in the Middle Ages. St.
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU1230
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWiltshire
 

Other names by which Bemerton, Wiltshire has been known in the past

Berment ~ Bimertone

Bemerton, Wiltshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bemerton, chapelry, Fugglestone St Peter par., S. Wilts, 1½ mile NW. of Salisbury; George Herbert, the poet (1593-1632), John Norris, poet and metaphysician (1657-1711), and Archdeacon Coxe, traveller and historian (1747-1828), were rectors.

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