Bilton Medieval Settlement
The probable extent of medieval settlement based on the first edition Ordnance Survey map of 1887.
1 The probable extent of medieval settlement based on the OS first edition map of 1887, 28NW.
2 Domesday has 2 entries for Bilton. It was in Marton Hundred. The Phillimore edition has a grid reference of 4873.
Ref 12,6 William holds 5 hides less 1 virgate in Bilton from the Earl (Roger). Land for 11 ploughs. In lordship 2. 23 villagers with a priest and 9 smallholders have 8 1/2 ploughs. Meadow 8 acres. The value was £4; later 10s; now £3. Wulfwin held it.
Ref 17,36 Gilbert holds 1 virgate of land in Bilton. Land for 1/2 plough. The value was 5s; now 2s.
3 The 1887 map shows settlement clustered to the west of the Green, and 500m west of the medieval church [WA3342] Most of the plots seem occupied. The area occupied by the grounds of Bilton Hall may have been the site of earlier settlement.