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Hillmorton

Hillmorton is an area of the town of Rugby, Warwickshire, it comprises most of the eastern half of the town.

Oxford Canal at Hillmorton

History

Before Rugby spread so far east, Hillmorton was a village. At one time a market was held in Hillmorton, and remnants of the old village green still remain.

It was formed by amalgamation of two settlements: Hill and Morton. Morton was mentioned in the Domesday Book as land that belonged to Hugh de Grandmesnil

The Oxford Canal was built around Hillmorton in the 1770s, and later the London and Birmingham Railway in the 1830s.

In the 20th century, the growth of Rugby subsumed Hillmorton, which was officially merged into the town in 1932, and the area is now effectively a suburb of the town.

Most of Hillmorton consists of 20th century housing estates, although a few older buildings survive near the old village green. To the east of Hillmorton is the Rugby VLF transmitter known locally as the 'Hillmorton Radio Masts".

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