Wylye | The Village of Wylye in Wiltshire

//Wylye | The Village of Wylye in Wiltshire

Wylye is a village and civil parish on the River Wylye approximately 9 miles northwest of Salisbury and a similar distance southeast of Warminster.  The hamlet of Deptford is included in the civil parish as was the small village of Fisherton de la Mere in 1934.

St Mary the Virgin

The Church of England parish church St Mary the virgin is Grade II listed.  The church has 13th century origins but was rebuilt in 1846 to designs of T H Wyatt and D Brandon.

Bathampton House

Bathampton House is a Grade II listed country house built in 1694 for Francis Perkins and the Mompesson family and altered in the 1760’s for William Moody.  The house is on the site of the earlier Mompesson Manor House.  The Mompesson town house can be found in Salisbury Close.

Fishing

The river Wylye is a classic southern England chalk stream; champagne clear water flowing over gravel.  It is, quite naturally,  popular with anglers keen on fly fishing.

Walking

Short and long distance walks are very popular in Wylye with stunning scenery through the chalk downs and water meadows.   Maps which can be downloaded from the Internet or contact the walking groups in the area.  There are several pubs in the area for refreshments either during or at the end of the walks.

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