Hilton

HILTON, a township, in the parish of Staindrop, union of Teesdale, S. W. division of Darlington ward, S. division of the county of Durham, 2½ miles (N. E.) from Staindrop; containing 112 inhabitants. The township comprises 1088a. 2r. 10p., of which the soil is fertile and productive: it was the residence of the Hilton family for several generations, but is now the property of the Duke of Cleveland. The village occupies a fine situation, commanding very extensive prospects. The tithes have been commuted for £136.

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

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