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Dilton, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Dilton, a chapelry in Westbury parish, Wilts, 2 miles SW of Westbury station on the G.W.R. Post town, Dilton-Marsh, under Westbury; money order and telegraph office, Westbury Lcigh. The living is a perpetual curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Westbury, in the diocese of Salisbury. The church is old and small, but is interesting as being one of the few remaining specimens of the old high pews and 11 three decker of the 18th century. The population has almost entirely migrated to Dilton-Marsh.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Civil parishWestbury 
Poor Law unionWestbury and Whorwelsdown 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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