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Description: Bilton Hall
Date Listed: 11 October 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 308451
OS Grid Reference: SP4872273756
OS Grid Coordinates: 448722, 273756
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3597, -1.2860
SP 4873 NE 7/2 11.10.49.
Mainly 1623 incorporating some C16 fabric. Red brick with sandstone dressings.
Built for Edward Boughton of Lawford (monument in Newbold Church). 2 storeys and
attics. 3 bay north block, gabled on left, has central gabled porch with 4 centred
arch under later panel with interlocking triangles. Casement windows with mullions
and transoms. Much altered section on right. West block at right angles has heraldic
panel in gable end. In angle between blocks a tower-like projection gabled on
2 sides with finials and kneelers. East garden front altered. Said to contain
C18 staircase and panelling. Joseph Addison, poet and essayist, lived here 1711-19;
his widow, the Countess of Warwick, died here 1731. VCH, VI, pp 30-32. See also
Peter Smithers, The Life Of Joseph Addison, pp 256-9 and 318-21.
Listing NGR: SP4872273756
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Source: English Heritage
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