A charming village with many historic buildings. The village is close to Fonthill Gifford, where William Thomas Beckford built Fonthill Abbey. The estate now belongs to Lord Margadale.All Saints' Church, Fonthill Bishop, is an Early English 13th-century church with a crossing tower, restored by Thomas Henry Wyatt in 1879. The tower has bell-openings.
The Fonthill Arch. Just past the Riverbarn, there is a splendid archway, which would have been the gatehouse and entrance to the different mansions and abbey and is believed to be the work of original Palladian architect Inigo Jones.