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Shilton, Warwickshire

Historical Description

Shilton, a village and a parish in Warwickshire. The village stands near the Oxford Canal, 6 miles SSE of Nuneaton, and 6 NE of Coventry. It has a station on the Trent Valley branch of the L. & N.W.R. Post town, Coventry; money order and telegraph office, Bulkington. The parish comprises 1150 acres; population, 350. Ribbon-weaving is carried on. The living is a vicarage annexed to that of Anstey, in the diocese of Worcester. The church is of the 14th century. There is a Baptist chapel.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyWarwickshire 
Ecclesiastical parishShilton St. Andrew 
Poor Law unionFoleshill 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

The Warwickshire County Record Office hold the following registers for Shilton:


Most of the records prior to 1911 have been digitised and are available on

Civil Registration

For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Shilton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Warwickshire is available to browse.


Online maps of Shilton are available from a number of sites:

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Warwickshire papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Warwickshire 1619 is available on the Heraldry page.

RegionWest Midlands
Postal districtCV7
Post TownCoventry