"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.
Common to all parishes is a National Burial Index 1588-1837
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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.
You can see the administrative areas in which Dilton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST860490 (Lat/Lon: 51.240004, -2.20193), Dilton which are provided by:
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- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
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