St.Peter’s Church, Pitton

St.Peter’s, in the Village of Pitton is a Church of England church,and has been a central part of the village l for hundreds of years.

By tradition, there was a church on the site before Salisbury Cathedral (completed in 1258) was built.

Although one wall and the font may date from the C11th or C12th, most of the current structure dates from 1860. It has a good stained glass window by Charles Eamer Kempe.

All Saints Church, Winterslow

Firsdown comes within the Church of England parish of Winterslow. All Saints Church (pictured right) is located in West Winterslow and its main service is the 8am Eucharist. Click here for full service details.

The church was first documented in a record of taxation dated 1291 although two arches and their pillars are reported to date from the late 11th century, as does the font which remains in use.

The church was rebuilt and extended in 1849 and a new organ installed in 1850. It was first located at the west end of the church but has been re-sited following a complete refurbishment, which was undertaken in 1982, and it is now located on the north side of the church. The organ was rededicated in June 1983. The tower itself was not restored until 1851, when the timber upper storey was removed and replaced by flint. The height was also raised by 10 ft. For more information on the history of All Saints Church in Winterslow please click here.


There are four primary schools in the surrounding villages and the local secondary schools can be found in nearby Salisbury.

Primary Schools

Winterslow Primary School, Winterslow, Salisbury, SP5 1RD 01980 862446

Pitton Primary School, Pitton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 1DT 01722 712322

West Tytherley Primary School, West Tytherley, Salisbury SP5 1JX 01794 340338

Winterbourne Earls Primary School, Winterbourne Earls, Salisbury SP4 6HQ 01980 862446

Secondary Schools

Bishop Wordsworth Grammar School for Boys, 11 The Close,Salisbury,SP1 2ED 01722 333851 website link

South Wilts Grammar School for Girls, Stratford Road, Salisbury, SP1 3JJ 01722 323326 website link

Sarum Academy, Westwood Road, Salisbury, SP2 9HS 01722 323431 website link

Wyvern College, Church Road, Laverstock, Sals. SP1 1RE 01722 500700 website link