Shilton Warwickshire Family History Guide

Shilton is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Warwickshire, created in 1754 from chapelry in Bulkington Ancient Parish. 

Other places in the parish include: Barnacle. 

Parish church: St Andrew

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1695
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1668

Nonconformists include: Baptist and General Baptist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Bulkington
  • Wolvey
  • Withybrook
  • Walsgrave on Sowe
  • Ansty

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SHILTON, a village and a parish in Foleshill district, Warwick. The village stands near the Northwestern railway and the Oxford canal, 6 miles SSE of Nuneaton; and has a r. station with telegraph. The parish includes part of Barnacle hamlet; and its Post town is Anstey, under Coventry. Acres, 1,075. Real property, £3,690. Pop., 487. Houses, 118. The property is subdivided. S. House is the seat of W. Spark, Esq. Ribbon-weaving is carried on. The living is a vicarage in the diocese Worcester. Value, £76. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is of the 14th century. There is a national school.

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

Administration

County: Warwickshire
Civil Registration District: Foleshill
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: Foleshill
Hundred: Knightlow
Province: Canterbury

Further Reading

Ansty, Barnacle & Shilton Through Time Paperback – 22 Oct 2013
by John Burton (Author)