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Dinton Town Information

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Westlington Lane Cottages, Dinton - Photo © Rob Farrow
Westlington Lane Cottages, Dinton - Photo: Rob Farrow CCL

A picturesque village in the Vale of Aylesbury, Dinton is famous for nurturing a scholarly 17th century hermit named John Brigg who lived in a local cave. The story goes that he had been implicated in the execution of Charles l in 1649. One of his shoes – now in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford – was made from over 1,000 pieces of leather. He has no connection with a six-sided ‘castle’ built as a folly in the 18th century by Sir John van Hatten to contain his collection of fossils.