Chilvers Coton

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Chilvers Coton parish church of All Saints

Chilvers Coton is an area of the town of Nuneaton in Warwickshire, England, around one mile south of the town centre.[1]

Chilvers Coton was historically a village and civil parish in its own right and was mentioned in the Domesday Book as “Celverdestoche,”. The author Mary Ann Evans (better known as George Elliot) lived at Griff House in the parish between 1820 and 1841.[2] Chilvers Coton was the inspiration for the fictional village of Shepperton in Elliot's novel Scenes of Clerical Life.[1] Like neighbouring Nuneaton, Chilvers Coton historically was a centre for the weaving and coal mining industries.[3][4]

In 1894 Chilvers Coton parish was joined with that of Nuneaton to form an urban district, which became a municipal borough in 1907.[5] Chilvers Coton parish was formally absorbed into Nuneaton in 1920.[3]

The original Church of England parish church for the area is All Saints Church. A Roman Catholic church, Our Lady of the Angels is also located in the area, as well as a Methodist chapel.[4]

Between 1850 and 1965, Chilvers Coton was served by its own railway station on the Coventry to Nuneaton Line. The Coventry Canal also runs through the area.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chilvers Coton". Our Warwickshire. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Warwickshire A-F". The Domesday Book Online. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Parishes: Chilvers Coton". British History Online. 1947. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Chilvers Coton: extracts from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)". Genuki. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  5. ^ "The borough of Nuneaton". British History Online. 1947. Retrieved 12 January 2019.

Coordinates: 52°30′52″N 1°28′03″W / 52.514374°N 1.467562°W / 52.514374; -1.467562