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The onomatopoeic loveliness of the sound of the River Ebble seems to conjure up magic, whether you are just saying its name or listening to it bubbling by in Bishopstone.
It’s the Pitts here. No really – Bishopstone includes a hamlet called The Pitts. Though it isn’t, of course…
The village is set in the beautiful valley of the River Ebble (or Chalke Valley), five miles south-west of Salisbury.
The Chalke Valley has become famous in recent years for its huge history festival, when thousands of people descend for a few days of historical activities and fun.
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 then.
Bishopstone consists of six hamlets – Croucheston, Faulston, Netton, Flamstone, Throope and Bishopstone.
The bubbling River Ebble (see what I mean? Ahhh…) 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.
It provides a host of lovely walks all round the village. 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.
Bishopstone has an active, eclectic and vibrant community that hosts many activities all year round. Take a look at the village hall calendars.
Properties in Bishopstone – not to be confused with Bishopstone, Swindon – had an overall average price of £524,600 over the last year.
Overall, sold prices in Bishopstone over the last year were 30% up on the previous year and similar to the 2010 peak of £526,300.
There is no school in the parish – a school was built at The Pitts in 1843 and educated children of all ages until 1932 when it became a junior school, which closed in 1977 as there were just 20 pupils on roll.
But it does have a village hall and a pub, the White Hart.
As befits a parish which originally contained six villages, this is a scattered settlement. With one exception the villages have grown together and Croucheston, The Pitts and Faulstone all seem to be part of Bishopstone. Netton lives on in the name of a street and Netton Farmhouse, a building of three bays of stone and flint chequerwork, which is dated 1637. The far-flung settlement to the west is Throope with a manor house, farm and cottages and, most surprisingly, the parish church of St John the Baptist.
From the 1890s watercress was grown at Netton Marsh using pure spring water that gushed from artesian wells at a constant 51 degrees F. Watercress is still grown in these extensive beds, alongside the stream that runs past The Three Horseshoes, while the surrounding meadows and downs are used for sheep and cattle pasture and corn growing.
The River Ebble supported at least two mills until recent times. Croucheston Mill, which produced animal foodstuffs, closed down in the 1990s and, in 1998, was empty although water still rushed through the sluice gate outside while rooks cawed from nearby trees as they had through centuries of milling. Lower Mill is now a private house but had possessed 19th century machinery which, powered by the waterwheel, ground corn until the Second World War.
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