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Monday 4th July 2011 10:07
Do you have any information on Dilton Marsh Rectory? An ancestor attended a school of this name (around 1860-70) but it doesn't seem to exist anymore. In 1833 there were two schools in Dilton Marsh. I can only find information on one which became the primary school, but since my ancestor came from a wealthy merchant family the second school would have been a private one. I would be very grateful if you could help in any way.
This school would have been run by the resident vicar. Clergy sometimes took in pupils as boarders to help supplement their income. I have found Charles F. Hyde on both the 1861 & 1871 censuses, & both times he has a pupil boarding with him. Hyde was the vicar at Dilton from 1862-1879, but had gone by 1883. (We do not have any Clergy Lists for the missing four years). I don't think you will be able to find out any further information. The two schools in Dilton were the National School, opened in 1847, which became the Junior School, & the British School, opened in 1865, which became the Infants School. Dilton Marsh vicarage has been sold very recently, as the village no longer has its own vicar.