Bilton, Warwickshire

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Coordinates: 52°21′50″N 1°17′19″W / 52.3639°N 1.2887°W / 52.3639; -1.2887

Bilton is located in Warwickshire
 Bilton shown within Warwickshire
Population 4,991 (Ward 2001)
OS grid reference SP484736
District Rugby
Shire county Warwickshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RUGBY
Postcode district CV22
Dialling code 01788
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Rugby and Kenilworth
List of places

Bilton is an area of Rugby in Warwickshire and a ward of the Borough of Rugby. It comprises much of the western half of the town.

Historically a village in its own right (in fact, many Bilton residents still refer to the area as a village), Bilton's name is derived from the Anglo-Saxon Beolatun (Beola's town), and it was mentioned in the Domesday Book as both Beltone and Bentone. The Church of St. Mark in Bilton dates from the mid-14th century.

In the 20th century, Bilton was subsumed by the expansion of Rugby and was officially merged into the borough of Rugby in 1932.

The old village centre of Bilton still survives and is located about 1.5 miles from Rugby town centre. The village green of Bilton contains the remains of an ancient cross and stocks. Listed buildings include Bilton Hall although the old village is today surrounded by modern housing estates.

The title Lord of Bilton was once held by Edward I, Henry III and Henry VIII. The title is currently held by David Lower of Toronto, Ontario.[citation needed]


Bilton C. of E. Junior School, Bilton Infant School, Bilton School,Bizzy Tots Day Nursery and Henry Hinde Infant and Junior Schools are located in Bilton.


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