infobox UK place
country= England

latitude= 53.03
longitude= -2.816667
official_name= Tilston
population= 627 (2001 Census)
civil_parish= Tilston
shire_district= Chester
shire_county= Cheshire
region= North West England
constituency_westminster= Eddisbury
post_town= MALPAS
postcode_district= SY14
postcode_area= SY
dial_code= 01829
os_grid_reference= SJ4526250649

Tilston is a village and a civil parish in Chester District, Cheshire, England. At the 2001 Census, the population was recorded as 627.citeweb|url=http://neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=792514&c=tilston&d=16&e=15&g=427714&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1221949485828&enc=1&dsFamilyId=779 |title=2001 Census: Tilston CP|work=Office for National Statistics|accessdate=20 September|accessyear=2008]

St Mary's Church, Tilston is a Grade II* listed building.


Tilston was the site of a Roman town, known as Bovium, [cite article | last =Waddelove | first =A.C. | authorlink = | coauthors =Waddelove, E. | title =The Location of Bovium | publisher =Britannia 15, Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies| date =1984 | location = | pages =255–257 | url = | doi = | id = | isbn = ] which was on the Roman road between Chester and Wroxeter. [cite book | last =Phillips | first =A.D.M. | authorlink = | coauthors =Phillips, C.B. | title =A New Historical Atlas of Cheshire | publisher =Cheshire County Council | date =2002 | location =Chester | pages =18–19 | url = | doi = | id = | isbn =0-904532-46-1 ]

In 1066 after the Battle of Hastings the area of present-day Tilston was taken from the Anglo-Saxons. Hugh Lupus, the nephew of King William I was given these lands. Hugh then gave parts of this land to his supporters. The village of Tilston was given to a knight named Eynion who was the called Eynion de Tilston. The Manor of Tilston was near the border to Wales. In the 12th century, Wales was not part of the Kingdom of England and the Welsh people constantly raided England. Wales was eventually conquered. The Tilston lords lived in a castle on the manor. The Tilston family eventually lost the manor with the demise of feudalism.


External sources

* [http://www.pibburns.com/tilhist.htm Early History of the Tillotson Family in England ]
* [http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CHESHIRE/2006-07/1152592396 Eynion]
* [http://www.spoonergen.com/references/ville_of_tilston.html Tilson Genealogy]
* [http://home.att.net/~Hillgartner/Pages/TillHist.htm Tillotson]

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