Pillerton Priors

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Pillerton Priors
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Location: 52°7’34"N, 1°34’28"W
Population: 294  (2011)
Post town: Warwick
Postcode: CV35
Dialling code: 01789
Local Government
Council: Stratford-on-Avon
Website: http://www.pillertonpriors.com

Pillerton Priors or Over Pillerton is a settlement and parish 11 miles south of Warwick, in the Kington Hundred of Warwickshire.[1] In 2011 the parish had a population of 294.[2] The parish touches Ettington, Oxhill and Pillerton Hersey.[3] Pillerton Priors and Pillerton Hersey are jointly known as "The Pillertons".[4]


There are six listed buildings in Pillerton Priors.[5] Pillerton Priors once had a church called St Mary Magdalen's, the graveyard of which still exists, but there are no remains of the church itself.[6] Pillerton Priors has a village hall.[7]


The name "Pillerton" means 'Farm/settlement connected with Pilheard'. The "Priors" part from the fact that it was held by the Abbot of Evroult in 1086.[8] Pillerton Priors was recorded in the Domesday Book as Pilardetune.[9] There are medieval boundary ditches around the village of Pillerton Priors which possibly show the extent of the medieval village.[10]


  1. "Parishes: Pillerton Priors". British History Online. https://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/warks/vol5/pp136-137. Retrieved 17 November 2020. 
  2. "Pillerton Priors". City Population De.. https://www.citypopulation.de/en/uk/westmidlands/admin/stratford_on_avon/E04009767__pillerton_priors/. Retrieved 17 November 2020. 
  3. "Pillerton Priors". Ordnance Survey. http://data.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/doc/7000000000009974. Retrieved 17 November 2020. 
  4. "Village history". Pillerton Priors Parish Council. http://www.pillertonpriors.com/village-history.html. Retrieved 20 November 2020. 
  5. "Listed Buildings in Pillerton Priors, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire". British Listed Buildings. https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/england/pillerton-priors-stratford-on-avon-warwickshire. Retrieved 17 November 2020. 
  6. Historic England. "St Mary Magdalens Church (332909)". PastScape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=332909. Retrieved 17 November 2020 
  7. "Useful information". Pillerton Priors Parish Council. http://www.pillertonpriors.com/useful-information.html. Retrieved 17 November 2020. 
  8. "Pillerton Priors Key to English Place-names". The University of Nottingham. http://kepn.nottingham.ac.uk/map/place/Warwickshire/Pillerton%20Priors. Retrieved 17 November 2020. 
  9. "Warwickshire G-P". The Domesday Book Online. http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/warwickshire2.html#pillertonpriors. Retrieved 17 November 2020. 
  10. Historic England. "Medieval boundary ditches (1571901)". PastScape. http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=1571901. Retrieved 17 November 2020 

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