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Tilton or Tilton on the Hill, Leicestershire

Historical Description

Tilton or Tilton-on-the Hill, a parish in Leicestershire, 2½ miles NE of Billesdon, and 1 mile E from Tilton Junction station on the Newark and Market Harborough branch of the G.N. and L. & N.W. Joint railway, and the Peterborough and Leicester branch of the G.N.R. It has a post office under Leicester; money order and telegraph office, Billesdon. Acreage, 3966; population, 383. The ecclesiastical parish is made up of the townships of Tilton, Halstead, Marefield, and Whatborough. Ironstone is found, and there are some petrifying springs. Some remains of Roman entrenchments are at Howbank Hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough; gross value, £243 with residence. The church, which consists of chancel, nave, aisles, S porch, and an embattled western tower with lofty spire, is an ancient edifice of stone in the Norman and Perpendicular styles. It contains some ancient tombs and monuments. There is a Wesleyan chapel at Halstead.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyLeicestershire 
Ecclesiastical parishTilton St. Peter 
Poor Law unionBillesdon 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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