Bilton Warwickshire Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1655
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1662

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Barby
  • Grandborough
  • Rugby
  • Newbold on Avon
  • Dunchurch
  • Hillmorton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

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.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

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County: Warwickshire
Civil Registration District: Rugby
Probate Court: Pre-1837 - Court of the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry (Episcopal Consistory), Post-1836 - Court of the Bishop of Worcester (Episcopal Consistory)
Diocese: Worcester
Rural Deanery: Marton
Poor Law Union: Rugby
Hundred: Knightlow
Province: Canterbury