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  • Croucheston Farm from across the River Ebble

    Welcome to Bishopstone

    In the heart of the Chalke Valley in Wiltshire.

  • The Alley footpath, Bishopstone
  • Church of St John the Baptist
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  • tower
  • Croucheston Farm driveway


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(The bubbling River Ebble)

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 Hall calendar on this website and do join us. You will always receive a warm welcome.


Please note - the calendar below shows the hall booking periods for events - for the actual start time please consult the Village Hall Events page which provides full details.

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Latest Parish News

Parish Council Vacancy


May 2022
Councillor Vacancy Notice

Following the retirement of John Gibbon there is a vacancy on Bishopstone Parish Council. The Council is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the amenities of the village. Recent work includes the huge improvements made to the Children’s Play Area, the provision of public access defibrillators and tackling emergencies from the Covid pandemic to storm damage. Last year the council spent more than £20,000 on work in the village. By joining the Parish Council you can help to ensure the continuing conservation, improvement and enjoyment of the place in which we all live.

The time commitment is not huge – six meetings a year and a few emails from me along the way! You don’t need years of local knowledge, so younger or more recent new residents would be very welcome.

If you would like information on how to apply or to discuss what is involved in being a Councillor please contact me on 01722 781044.

Mike Ash


Bishopstone Parish Council

Ukraine Refugees - Action in Wiltshire


May 2022

The attached note has been circulated to Parish Councils setting out the latest state of play on support for people from Ukraine in Wiltshire.

08 September 2022

Parish Council Meeting

Bishopstone Village Hall Thursday 7:30 pm View Details
09 March 2023

Annual Parish Meeting

Bishopstone Village Hall Thursday 7:00 pm View Details