BILTON, a village and a parish in Rugby district, Warwick. The village stands adjacent to the Rugby and Leamington railway, 1½ mile SW of Rugby: and has a post office under Rugby. The parish comprises 2,243 acres. Real property, £6,505. Pop., 1,096. Houses, 225. New Bilton forms a suburb of Rugby. Bilton Hall was purchased by Addison, in 1711, prior to his marriage with the Countess of Warwick; appears to have been mainly built about the time of James I., but probably received some additions under Addison; retained some pictures and other objects which he placed in it; was bequeathed by his daughter and heiress to the Hon. John Simpson: and remains in possession of that gentleman's family. Bilton Grange is a magnificent Tudor mansion, erected about 1840, after designs by Pugin; Belonged to Capt J. Hibbert: and was often announced for sale between 1860 and 1865. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £678.* Patron, the Rev. R. O. Assheton. The church is a neat Gothic structure, with graceful octagonal spire. The vicarage of New Bilton is a separate charge, constituted in 1868. Value, £180.* A school has an endowed income of £20, and other charities £71.
(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))
|Feature Description:||"a village and a parish" (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")|
|Administrative units:||Bilton CP/AP Rugby PLU/RegD Warwickshire AncC|
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