Place:Dilton Marsh, Wiltshire, England

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NameDilton Marsh
Alt namesDilton-Marshsource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeVillage
Located inWiltshire, England
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Dilton Marsh is a village and parish in the County of Wiltshire, in the south west of England.

History

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The original settlement, Old Dilton, some south of the present village centre at , now consists of a couple of farm houses and the beautiful St Mary's Church (with a triple-decker pulpit and box pews). As fewer workers were needed in the local woollen industry, with the introduction of greater mechanisation, many moved to the common land of the drained marsh on the northern side of the ridge. By the early nineteenth century, Dilton Marsh had outgrown the older settlement.

At the end of the 19th century, it was noticed that the Westbury Sheep Fair in September caused low attendance at local schools, including that at Dilton Marsh.

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