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|From Andrews’ and Dury’s Map of Wiltshire, 1773:|
|From Andrews’ and Dury’s Map of Wiltshire, 1810:|
|Map of the Civil Parish of Dilton Marsh:|
For the purposes of this brief history some liberties have been take with modern administrative boundaries. The village of Old Dilton, originally Dilton, is now in Westbury civil parish but has been included in Dilton Marsh as, in some respects, the two are associated with one another. Both were in the ancient parish and hundred of Westbury and an outlying part of the otherwise compact manor of Dilton lay in le Mershe (Marsh) and for that reason the later settlement here was called Dilton Marsh. The modern civil parish of Dilton Marsh includes other distinct early areas –the hamlet of Penleigh, Bremeridge, which was linked to Dilton by 1377, and Brookway, of which part is the virgate of land given to Walter of Brookway in 1249 by the prior of Monkton Farleigh. Dilton itself had little land suitable for houses and there would have been scattered settlement throughout the other areas from an early date. Dilton itself was important to all the other settlements as it possessed first a chapel, then a church, which was needed by everyone for christenings, marriages and burials. Today Dilton consists only of six or seven houses, Old Dilton Farm and the redundant church of St. Mary. The new settlement of Dilton Marsh now has nearly 1900 inhabitants.
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History of Buildings: The collections of the Wiltshire Buildings Record are housed in the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre at Chippenham’.Listed Buildings: The number of buildings, or groups of buildings, listed as being of architectural or historic importance is 27 in Old Dilton and Dilton Marsh. There is one Grade I building, the Church of St. Mary at Old Dilton, and two Grade II* listings, Chalcot House and the Church of the Holy Trinity at Dilton Marsh.
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