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Tilston is located in Cheshire
 Tilston shown within Cheshire
Population 627 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ4526250649
Civil parish Tilston
Unitary authority Cheshire West and Chester
Ceremonial county Cheshire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town MALPAS
Postcode district SY14
Dialling code 01829
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Eddisbury
List of places

Coordinates: 53°01′48″N 2°49′00″W / 53.03°N 2.816667°W / 53.03; -2.816667

Tilston is a village and a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. At the 2001 Census, the population was recorded as 627.[1]

St Mary's Church, Tilston, is a Grade II* listed building.


Tilston was the site of a Roman town, known as Bovium,[2] which was on the Roman road between Chester and Wroxeter.[3]

In 1066 after the Battle of Hastings the area of present-day Tilston was taken from the Anglo-Saxons. Hugh Lupus, the nephew of King William I was given these lands. Hugh then gave parts of this land to his supporters. The village of Tilston was given to a knight named Eynion who was the called Eynion de Tilston. The Manor of Tilston was near the border to Wales. In the 12th century, Wales was not part of the Kingdom of England and the Welsh people constantly raided England. Wales was eventually conquered. The Tilston lords lived in a castle on the manor. The Tilston family eventually lost the manor with the demise of feudalism.

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  1. ^ a b "2001 Census: Tilston CP". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 20 September 2008. 
  2. ^ Waddelove, A.C.; Waddelove, E. (1984). "The Location of Bovium". Britannia 15, Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. pp. 255–257. 
  3. ^ Phillips, A.D.M.; Phillips, C.B. (2002). A New Historical Atlas of Cheshire. Chester: Cheshire County Council. pp. 18–19. ISBN 0-904532-46-1. 

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