Silton  Dorset


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Silton like this:

SILTON, a parish, with a village, in the district of Mere and county of Dorset; on the river Stour, 3 miles NW of Gillingham r. station, and 5 W by N of Wincanton. Post town, Wincanton, under Bath. Acres, 1,257. Rated property, £2,009. Pop., 306. Houses, 72. The manor belongs to Miss Chafyn Grove. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £379.* Patron, the Rev. W. J. E. Percy. The church good.

Silton through time

Silton is now part of North Dorset district. Click here for graphs and data of how North Dorset has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Silton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Silton in North Dorset | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th June 2018

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