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If you were looking for somewhere to perfect your horticulture, Dinton – with its strip of greensand almost urging the seeds to sprout – could be your perfect place.
The village, which sits nine miles west of Salisbury in the Nadder valley, is fabulous for market gardening. The area produced tonnes of fruit from many orchards in the l8th and 19th centuries. In the 17th and 18th centuries a huge amount of money was spent making water meadows for the farming community, which were used up until 1962.
A tobacco crop was grown there in 1910 for one of the Salisbury tobacco manufacturers, and that was not the first time the village had been associated with the evil weed – local man George Ludlow had left the village years before and became an important American tobacco planter.
Four properties here are owned by the National Trust – Dinton Park, Hyde’s House, Little Clarendon and Lawe’s Cottage.
In 1934 the parish absorbed Baverstock. The area was used for storage of military equipment and ammunition before, during and after the Second World War.
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Many important families have been connected to Dinton over the years. The Earl of Pembroke owned the manor from 1547 to 1918 – he was given the manor after its previous incumbent was executed.
Edward Hyde – the first Earl of Clarendon and Chancellor to Charles II – was born in the old Rectory, which is now Hyde’s House, in 1609. His daughter married James II and her daughters became Queen Mary and Queen Anne.
The Lawes and Ludlows also became well known while living here. Thomas Lawes, vicar choral of Salisbury, evidently passed on his love of music, for his two sons became Masters of the King’s Musick. Henry wrote music for the coronation of Charles II and Milton’s Masque of Comus and Zadok the Priest. He is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Robert and George Ludlow moved to America from Dinton with their large family and became quite prominent people – Robert drew up Conneticut’s constitution and George built up a 17,000-acre tobacco plantation.
Lastly, the Wyndhams bought up 1,000 acres and built Philipps House.
Homes in Dinton weren’t connected to a mains water supply until 1958, although they did have their own reservoir, wells, pumps and ponds.
The Domesday Book of 1086 recorded a settlement of 37 households at Dinton. These days about 700 people live here.
There’s lots here for a fairly small village – a good shop, a school, two pubs, a village hall and a recreation ground – even a vineyard! The glossy magazine Wiltshire Life is headquartered here.
The village lies next to the long Monarch’s Way footpath, and there are many glorious walks to be had around the parish.
Homes in Dinton sold for an average £457,429 over the last year. Most sales were detached properties, selling for an average £806,667. Semi-detached homes sold for an average of £202,333, with flats fetching £175,000.
See homes for sale in Dinton here.
The Salisbury and Yeovil Railway crossed the parish in 1859 but the station was closed in 1966. There was a branch called the Fovant Military Railway, which only opened for five years and closed in 1920.
The railway is still part of the London Waterloo to Exeter line, however the nearest station is at Tisbury.
Dinton’s school was attended by an incredible 80 children in 1818, meaning they must have come from far and wide to be educated there. In 1872 a National School was built to educate children of all ages. In 1935 all the children aged 11 plus transferred to Wilton and the school became a Church of England VC primary school in 1945.
Dinton primary School was rated Good after a short Ofsted inspection in 2019. Its website is here.