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Welcome to Bishopstone Village
This website has been created for two reasons. To provide information for those unlucky enough not to live here and as a portal of information for our residents. Please feel free to browse around and if you want to, please leave a comment on our village Blog.
Situated in the beautiful valley of the River Ebble (or Chalke Valley), 5 miles south-west of Salisbury in Wiltshire, the village of Bishopstone can date its history back to the 12th century when it is first recorded as the parish of Bissopeston in 1166. The Church of St John the Baptist was built at about this time.
Bishopstone consists of 6 hamlets, Croucheston, Faulston, Netton, Flamstone, Throope and Bishopstone. See the village History page for more detail.
The bubbling River Ebble runs through the village, dividing into smaller streams through lakes, former watercress beds, around islands and through old mills before becoming one again as it leaves the village.
Bishopstone has an active, eclectic and vibrant community that hosts many activities all year round. Take a look at the Village and Village Hall calendars on this website and do join us. You will always receive a warm welcome.
The countryside around Bishopstone is criss-crossed by many footpaths and bridleways that provide a variety of ways to explore the downs and the many stunning views of the Chalke Valley. For those active enough to reach the hill tops, the spire of Salisbury Cathedral can be seen and you can walk on the Roman Road from London to Exeter.
To book your seat for Life of Pi phone Caroline on 781044 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - 9TH MAY
The draft minutes of the meeting of Bishopstone Parish Council on 9th May are now available at Parish Council - Minutes of Meetings.
SATURDAY SOCCER TRAINING
A new coach has taken over our Saturday Soccer Training on the Recreation Field. He is called Geoff Bonner and the details are under Clubs and Organisations - Soccer. The first session under the new coach will be on Saturday 20th April from 12.15 - 13.15.
For the latest news on Bishopstone's "Big Day Out" on Saturday 8th June go to Bish-Bash Events (side bar to the left). See also below.
STaB - THE PARISH MAGAZINE
May's STaB is now on-line. The Bishopstone and Stratford Tony Parish Magazine is available on-line on this web site. The editorial content is in the Parish Magazine tab (in the sidebar to the left or click on link). The advertisements carried in STaB are all included under Local Businesses.
Out of Hours Medical Services
The detail about where or who to contact in the event of medical needs outside of surgery hours are available at www.sixpennydocs.co.uk but have been reproduced for this website. Please see detail under Health Services side-bar.
Photographs from the Village Archive compiled by Elizabeth Gallop in 1981 are now being put onto the website under the Village History - Photographic Archive sidebar. The first 30 pages are displayed as at 1 Mar 13.
See detail on this new service under Health Services sidebar.
WILTON MOBILE LIBRARY TIMETABLE 2013
The Styles, Bishopstone 10.45-11am
Thursday Feb 28 Mar 14, 28 Apr 11, 25 May 9, 23 Jun 6, 20.