Bilton  Warwickshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Bilton like this:

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.

Bilton through time

Bilton is now part of Rugby district. Click here for graphs and data of how Rugby has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Bilton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bilton, in Rugby and Warwickshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 06th August 2020

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