History of Bilton Parish

The origins of the village of Bilton can be traced back to at least Anglo-Saxon times and the name is thought to come from “Billa’s Farm”. Mentioned in the Domesday Book the village remained a tiny farming community with a population of 91 people in 1821.

The village was set apart however by being on a circuitous route from Hull via Preston to Hedon, until a new direct route created along the banks of the Humber. In 1745 the importance of this route was noted when it was one of the first to be taken over by the turnpike trust. One of the tollhouses was at Wyton Holmes near Bilton.

Although Bilton remained a small village in the 19th century it did support a church school. The village in 1921 had a population of just 127 people, but grew rapidly just before and after the Second World War. In 1936 Hull’s insatiable appetite for more land led to the Corporation buying part of the Bilton Grange Farm and soon after announcing the building of an 800 home estate.

After the 2nd world war the village continued to prosper with new developments in the 1960 like the Lime Tree Lane estate. In 1986 a new Village Hall was opened as a result of fund-raising by local residents and grant aid from the Holderness Borough Council and the Humberside County Council.

The village continues to support a local Church, School and the Village Hall. It also has a dramatic society operating from premises in Hull, but under the name of the Bilton Amateur Drama Group. The Hall was part of the original Village before the extension of the Hull boundary.

It now has a population of 2,220 residents at the 2011 census, a drop of 120 from the 2001 census of 2,340 residents.

Community Emergency Plan

In the event of an emergency of any sort it is a well recognised fact that the first response is often unfortunately disorganised, however it is also recognised as the time when the most can be done to limit the effect on both people and their environment.
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Bilton Community Primary School

Some information about Bilton Community Primary School. Some further information with details about the school, learning and education.
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Bilton Parish Council Meetings

All meetings of the Bilton Parish Council are open to the general public, and are currently convened in the Village Hall (old library room) on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.
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