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Brief description of site

Bilton Grange was originally a 13th-century monastic site. A Georgian house and park was altered and extended in the 1840s by Augustus Welby Pugin, and the grounds remodelled as gardens and pleasure grounds. The site is now a preparatory school, with sports facilities.

Brief history of site

By 1780 a farmhouse accompanied by gardens, outbuildings and orchards stood on the site of the present mansion. In 1841 plans were commissioned for a modest extension to Bilton Grange from Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Fresh plans were drawn up by Pugin after 1846. After 1887 the house was opened as a preparatory school, in which use it continues.

Location information:

Address: Bilton Grange, Dunchurch, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 6QU

Locality: Rugby

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Rugby; Dunchurch

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 140 Grid Ref: SP493718
Latitude: 52.3421 Longitude: -1.27778

Directions:

South of Rugby on the A426

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: school

Site first created: Before 1780

Main period of development: 19th century

Survival: Part: ground/below ground level remains

Site Size (Hectares): 64

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