Rented out before either Oxford or Jonson were born, sold in 1580—43 years before Ben came up with his famous soubriquet—never associated with Oxford until an enterprising Oxfordian uncovered its connection. Not thought to be particularly close to the Avon by its current neighbours (there is a nearer river). Yet Bilton Hall, in all its glorious impossibility, was the answer in the Oxfordian catechism to the marriage of 'Swan' and 'Avon' until Alexander Waugh came up with his even more improbable explanation.

Oxford probably never knew of Bilton Hall's existence and Ben certainly didn't.