Bilton, Warwickshire

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Main Street, Bilton
Bilton is located in Warwickshire
Location within Warwickshire
Population6,175 (Ward 2011)[1]
OS grid referenceSP484736
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRUGBY
Postcode districtCV22
Dialling code01788
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°21′34″N 1°17′24″W / 52.359442°N 1.290039°W / 52.359442; -1.290039Coordinates: 52°21′34″N 1°17′24″W / 52.359442°N 1.290039°W / 52.359442; -1.290039

Bilton is a suburb of Rugby in Warwickshire, England, located about 1.5 miles south-west of Rugby town centre,[2] it is also 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 parish Church of St. Mark in Bilton dates from the mid-14th century, but was expanded and restored in 1873.[3]

In the early 20th century, Bilton was enveloped by the suburban expansion of Rugby. In 1932, Bilton was formally absorbed into Rugby when the civil parish was abolished, and most of its territory incorporated into the Rugby municipal borough, the remainder went to Dunchurch.[4][2]

The old village centre of Bilton still survives. The village green of Bilton contains the remains of an ancient cross. Bilton Hall in the old village is a grade I listed building, the earliest parts of which date from 1623.[3]

To the north of Bilton is the area known as New Bilton.[2]


Bawnmore Infant School, Bilton C. of E. Junior School, Bilton Infant School, Bilton School, Bizzy Tots Day Nursery, Henry Hinde Infant and Junior Schools, Cawston Grange School, Rugby High School for Girls and Crescent School are located in Bilton.



  1. ^ "BILTON Ward in West Midlands". City Population. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Parishes: Bilton". British History Online.
  3. ^ a b Geoff, Allen (2000). Warwickshire Towns & Villages. Sigma Press. pp. 24–25. ISBN 1-85058-642-X.
  4. ^ "The borough of Rugby". British History Online. Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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