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"DILTON, a chapelry in the parish and hundred of Westbury, in the county of Wilts, 2½ miles S.W. of Westbury, and 2½ N. W. of Warminster. The village is considerable. The living is a curacy in the diocese of Salisbury, annexed to the vicarage* of Westbury. The church is a small old structure, dedicated to St. Mary. The charities amount to £93 per annum. Sir Charles Lewis Phipps is lord of the manor. A fair is held on the 24th September for horses, cattle, and cheese."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Dilton was part of the parish of Westbury until 1845. The original village is now known as Old Dilton.

Church Records

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  • Local and Family History of Dilton and Dilton Marsh provided by Rachel Andrew, includes lists of researchers and their surname interests.

Historical Geography

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  • Population was 2,172 in 1831.



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