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. Chilvers Coton was the inspiration for the fictional village of Shepperton in Elliot's novel Scenes of Clerical Life. Like neighbouring Nuneaton, Chilvers Coton historically was a centre for the weaving and coal mining industries.
In 1894 Chilvers Coton parish was joined with that of Nuneaton to form an urban district, which became a municipal borough in 1907. Chilvers Coton parish was formally absorbed into Nuneaton in 1920.
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