Kilsby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8XW

Kilsby, Northamptonshire, CV23 8XW

Date of visit: 17th May 2020

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kilsby is a village and civil parish in the Daventry district of Northamptonshire, England. It is situated a short distance south of the border with Warwickshire approximately five miles southeast of Rugby.

Kilsby’s name comes from Anglo-Saxon cildes + old Norse býr, literally meaning “child’s dwelling”, but “child” here probably means “young nobleman”. Its church, St Faith’s, may originally have been the daughter chapel of the neighbouring parish of Barby.

The parish’s eastern side is bounded by the old route of the Roman Watling Street, and the village itself is sited on the crossing of two former mediaeval drove-routes.

One of the village’s more unusual claims to fame is that the A361 road terminates here at a junction with the A5. The A361 runs to Ilfracombe in Devon making it the longest ‘three-digit’ road in Britain.

Location Information

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Location – UK Postcode CV23 8XW
Location – OS Grid Ref: 456051, 271043
Location – Latitude / Longditude: 52.334614, -1.178827
Location – Northing / Westing 52°20’04.6″N 1°10’43.7″W