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Dilton Marsh, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Dilton-Marsh, an ecclesiastical district in Westbury parish, Wilts, adjacent to the boundary with Somerset, 2¼ miles WSW of Westbury station on the G.W.R. It was constituted in 1844, is partly identical with Dilton chapelry, and has a post office under Westbury; money order and telegraph office, Westbury Leigh. Population, 1218. The living is a vicarage, with Chapmanslade annexed, in the diocese of Salisbury; value, £240 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Salisbury. The church is recent and good. There are several fine stained glass windows by Clayton, &c., and a beautiful reredos. There is also a chapel at Chapmanslade.

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

Church Records

The register dates from the year 1844.

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Dilton Marsh:

1844-1880  1845-1881


Church of England

Holy Trinity (parish church)

Holy Trinity church, built in the year 1844, is a large and very fine cruciform structure, consisting of apsidal chancel, nave, transepts, north porch and an embattled central tower containing a clock and one bell: there is a stained window, put in by the officers of the 7th Hussars, in 1887, as a memorial to Major Phipps, who died at Cairo: the east window was erected in 1885 to Charles Paul Phipps esq. and his wife: there are also memorial windows to the Right Rev. Walter Kerr Hamilton D.D. Bishop of Salisbury (d. 1864), to the Rev. Charles Frederick Hyde, a former vicar (d. 1879), Robert Clare and Sarah Christ (1903) and to Miss Sarah Bailey, a former schoolmistress: the church affords 600 sittings.


Baptist Chapel

The Baptist chapel, built in 1810, had 375 sittings.

Baptist Chapel

The Baptist Chapel, rebuilt in 1884, has 80 sittings.


Online maps of Dilton Marsh are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

RegionSouth West
Postal districtBA13
Post TownWestbury