Hilton, a village and a parish in Huntingdonshire. The village stands near Ermine Street and the boundary with Cambridge, 3¼ miles SSW of St Ives town and station on the M., G.E., and G.N. Joint railway, and has a post office under St Ives; money order and telegraph office, Fenstanton. The parish comprises 1326 acres; population, 300. The manor belongs to the Ingle family. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely; net yearly value, £100. The church, a building of stone in the Perpendicular style, consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower. There is also a Wesleyan chapel. An obelisk to the memory of W. Sparrow, of date 1641, is on the village green.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Hilton St. Mary Magdalene|
|Poor Law union||St. Ives|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
The register dates from about the year 1558.
Church of England
St. Mary Magdalene (parish church)
The church of St. Mary Magdalene is a building of stone, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave with clerestory, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower containing 4 bells and a clock: the interior has been restored at a cost of about £300 and the church was reopened Sept. 1889: the south aisle and the tower were restored in 1901, and the chancel in 1909: there are 240 sittings.
There is a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1867.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hilton from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Hilton (St. Mary Magdalene))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Huntindonshire is available to browse.