Hilbeck

HILBECK, a township, in the parish of Brough, East ward and union, county of Westmorland, ½ a mile (N. N. E.) from Brough; containing 42 inhabitants. In old records this place is called Hellebeck; Helle, in Saxon, denoting waterfalls, of which there are several among the mountains here. In the neighbourhood is a coal-mine, not far from which, on an eminence commanding an extensive view, is a building named Fox Tower.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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