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Major Settlement in the Parish of Knaresborough

Historical Forms

  • Billeton(e) 1086 DB
  • Bileton(e), Byleton(e) 1086 DB 1219 Fees 1255 Ch
  • Bilton(a), Bylton(a) 1181–90 YCh515 1291 For(TR) c.1295 Ext 1771 M


'Bil(l)a's farmstead', v. tūn and cf. Bilton iv, 248supra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name