Shilton is a village in the civil parish of Shilton and Barnacle in the county of Warwickshire.  The village is about 2 miles north-east of Coventry. Shilton is almost cut in two by the Trent Valley railway line (part of the West Coast Main Line)  The village formerly had its own railway station on this line which opened in 1847 and closed in 1957.  The population in 2011 was 874.

The village contains a number of old cottages along the main street which were historically occupied by weavers, a village hall and one old pub, the “Shilton Arms”,  historically there was a second pub called the “Old Plough”

The village was mentioned in the Doomesday Book of 1086 as Seelftone, and was recorded as having eight households.

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The parish church of St Andrew`s had existed since the 13th centrury, but has been rebuilt twice in the 14th and 15th centuries, a second north aisle was added in 1865.and was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott.  The graveyard has some elaborately carved 18th century gravestones.  There is also a small Baptist chapel in the village which dates from 1867.

For more indepth information please see the Shilton entry on London University's website British History Online

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