Place:Bilstone, Leicestershire, England

Alt namesBildestonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 160
TypeTownship, Civil parish
Coordinates52.65°N 1.467°W
Located inLeicestershire, England
See alsoSparkenhoe Hundred, Leicestershire, Englandhundred in which the parish was included
Market Bosworth Rural, Leicestershire, Englandrural district of which it was part 1894-1936
Hinckley and Bosworth District, Leicestershire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Bilstone is a small village in the Hinckley and Bosworth District of Leicestershire, England. From 1894 until 1935 it was a civil parish in Market Bosworth Rural District. It is situated approximately 12 miles (19 km) west from the county town and city of Leicester, and 2 miles (3.2 km) east from Twycross and the A444 road. The village has formed part of the civil parish of Shackerstone since 1935.

Bilstone was originally a township in the ancient parish of Norton-juxta-Twycross. It was made a separate civil parish in 1866.

A History of Britain through Time provides the following description of Bilstone from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"BILSTONE, a township in Norton-juxta-Twycross parish, Leicester: adjacent to the Ashby-de-la-Zouch canal, 3 miles NW of Market-Bosworth. Acres: 570. Real property: £1,279. Population: 116. Houses: 25.

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