Place:Bilbrough, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesBilbroughsource: from redirect
Mileburgsource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.901°N 1.186°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoAinsty Wapentake, Yorkshire, Englandwapentake of which it was a part until 1894
Tadcaster Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Selby District, North Yorkshire, Englandmunicipal district of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Bilbrough is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England, south-west of York, and just outside the York city boundary. According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 319 increasing to 348 at the 2011 census.

Since 1974 Bilbrough is part of the Appleton Roebuck Ward of Selby District Council. Its own parish council now covers the nearby villages and former parishes of Colton and Steeton.

Prior to the nationwide municipal re-organization of 1974, Bolton Percy was part of Tadcaster Rural District Council; and prior to 1894 it was one of the parishes in the Ainsty, the rural area to the west and south of the City of York.


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The name means "The fortress of Bila", a personal name — probably Anglo-Saxon — not recorded but suggested by numerous other placenames.

The village and the surrounding Parish has an area of 1,390 acres and was mostly the property of the Fairfax family from the 14th century onwards.Thomas Fairfax, parliamentary commander-in-chief during the English Civil War, is buried here in a tomb inside the Fairfax Chapel within the village church, beside his wife Anne, daughter of Lord Vere, Baron of Tilbury. Other notable landowners of the Parish included Richard Basy, an MP for York in the late 13th century.

Bilbrough Manor, built in 1902 for Guy Thomas Fairfax, is a Grade II listed building. The original Manor House, now a farmhouse, was built in 1670 for Thomas Fairfax. It is known that the former MP and Lord Mayor of York, Admiral Robert Fairfax, resided at this Manor. It was destroyed by fire in 1832.

In 1881 the population was 198.[1]

The village is the subject of a 17th-century poem, Upon the hill and grove at Bilbrough, written by English metaphysical poet and politician, Andrew Marvell.

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