Parish church of St Nicholas, Silton
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Silton is a small village and civil parish in north Dorset, England, situated in the Blackmore Vale 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Gillingham. In the 2011 census the civil parish had 57 households and a population of 123.
In 1086 Silton was recorded in the Domesday Book as Seltone; it had 16 households, 11.5 ploughlands, 28 acres (11 ha) of meadow and 4 mills. It was in the hundred of Gillingham and the tenant-in-chief was William of Falaise. This original settlement was near the church, on a low ridge between the River Stour and a minor tributary to the southwest.
- "Area: Silton (Parish). Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- "Dorset S–Z". The Domesday Book Online. domesdaybook.co.uk. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- "Place: Silton". Open Domesday. domesdaymap.co.uk. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
- "'Silton', in An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Dorset, Volume 4, North (London, 1972), pp. 76-79". British History Online. University of London. 2014. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
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