Hilton

HILTON, a township, in the parish of Wolverhampton, union of Penkridge, in the hundred of Cuttlestone, S. division of the county of Stafford, 4½ miles (N. E. by N.) from Wolverhampton; containing 57 inhabitants, and comprising by survey 790 acres. This township consists of Hilton Park and three farms. The park abounds with all the varieties of sylvan and picturesque beauty, displayed in groves, clumps, and plantations, all in a thriving state, and mostly planted by the late Mr. Vernon. The Hall is a large structure of brick and stone, erected in 1700: it is surrounded by a moat, which is crossed by a handsome stone bridge. The impropriate tithes have been commuted for £131. Here was anciently a chapel, dedicated to St. John the Baptist; and a Cistercian abbey, in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was founded in 1223, by Henry de Audley, the revenue of which, at the Dissolution, was estimated at £89 10. 1.

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

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