Dinton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire. Teffont Magna is a chapelry of Dinton.

Alternative names: Dinton with Teffont Magna

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1598

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DINTON, a village and a parish in Wilton district, Wilts. The village stands near the river Nadder, and the Salisbury and Yeovil railway, 5½ miles W of Wilton; and has a station on the railway, and a post office under Salisbury. The parish, together with Teffont-Magna, comprises 4,086 acres.

Real property, with Teffont-Magna and Teffont-Evias, £7,002. Rated property of D. alone, £3,186. Pop., 509. Houses, 105. The property is divided among a few. Dinton House is the seat of William Wyndham, Esq. The parish is a meet for the South Wiltshire hounds. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Teffont-Magna, In the diocese of Salisbury. Value, not reported. Patron, Magdalene College, Oxford. The church is externally good, but internally bad. Lord Clarendon, the historian, was born in the parsonage. Henry Lawes, the musician, also was a native; whom Milton designates as

Harry, whose tuneful and well-measured song
First taught our English music how to span
Words with just note and accent.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records


England, Wiltshire, Dinton – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Dinton, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Wiltshire, Dinton – Church records ( 3 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Dinton, 1598-1880
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dinton (Wiltshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1558-1869
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dinton (Wiltshire)

Parish registers for Dinton, 1558-1920
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dinton (Wiltshire)

England, Wiltshire, Dinton – Genealogy ( 1 )
Dinton families in 1842
Author: Hurley, Beryl; Grout, Diana

England, Wiltshire, Dinton – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments in Dinton, Wiltshire 1773-1876
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Wiltshire)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Wiltshire
  • Civil Registration District: Wilton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
  • Diocese: Salisbury
  • Rural Deanery: Chalke
  • Poor Law Union: Wilton
  • Hundred: Warminster
  • Province: Canterbury

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