AboutChurch with a curious spire near the White Horse.
The 14th-century St Mary’s lies down a pretty wooded lane near the river Biss, on one of the many walking paths to the Westbury White Horse. This delightful little church is approached through a railway arch that opens out onto a simple churchyard, revealing an unusual church – squat yet pretty, with a tiny stone spire like an inverted ice-cream cone.
Inside, little has changed since the 18th century and is crowded with plain, bleached box pews, some built on the original Medieval benches, a three-decker pulpit, family pews and two small galleries. The gallery north of the chancel was once used as a schoolroom and contains a fireplace.
Keyholder - This means that the key is kept by one of our invaluable volunteer 'keyholders', who usually live just a short walk from the church and can give visitors the key; sometimes this is a nearby hotel, pub, library, art gallery or other venue. You will find instructions explaining how to get the key when you arrive at the church.
Map & Directions
3 miles north of Warminster, off A350
Public Transport Directions
Nearest railway station: Dilton Marsh (1.6 miles)
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good0
- John HFrome, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesA sense of Medieval lifeMonday, 28th April 2014Silence. Peace. The 14th century church of St. Mary's at Old Dilton in Wiltshire, unused now, but not de-consecrated. A most interesting, architecturally untouched, Georgian refurbished church. It... Read full review