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Hilton, Westmorland

Historical Description

Hilton, a village in Appleby St Michael or Bongate parish, Westmorland, on an affluent of the river Eden, 3 miles from Appleby. It forms, with Mnrton, the ecclesiastical parish of Murton-cum-Hilton. Population, 298. The manor belonged formerly to the Viponts, the Bacons, and the Heltons, and belongs now to the Earl of Lonsdale. Much of the surface is upland, and includes Hilton FelL Lead ore is mined. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Carlisle; gross joint value,, £210 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Carlisle. The church is at Murton.

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 CountyWestmorland 
Civil parishBongate 
Poor Law unionEast ward 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hilton from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Westmorland is available to browse.