Origin: Cots of Wilmund’s people
Domesday: The Count of Meulan holds 3 hides and Ingulf and Arnulf hold of him. Leonoth held them and was a free man.There is land for 6 ploughs. There are 11 villans and 5 bordars with 2 smiths having 3 ˝ ploughs. There is woodland 1 league long and a half broad: it is worth 5s, and the forge 5s. It is worth 30s
Although I have had ancestors living in Wilnecote since the mid 1700s there is little to indicate that the town has much of a history. Virtually all the housing is red brick and seems to date from the 1890s with plenty of plaques etc built into the brickwork to confirm the date. I found no existing buildings that would significantly predate this. The parish records for Wilnecote are contained in the Tamworth Registers with the exception of a limited number in a small separate book perhaps pointing to a chapellry at Wilnecote parented on Tamworth.