Hilton-In-Cleveland

HILTON-IN-CLEVELAND, a parish, in the union of Stokesley, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh, N. riding of York, 4 miles (N. W. by N.) from Stokesley; containing 126 inhabitants. This place, called in the Domesday survey Hiltune, at an early period gave name to a resident family; in the reign of Henry III., Adam de Hilton was lord, and since that time various families, including the Meinells, Morleys, and Lowthers, have held possessions in the parish, which is at present the property of the Hon. Frederick Cavendish. The parish is separated from that of Kirk-Leavington by the river Leven, and comprises 1336a. 2r. 22p., of which 973 acres are arable, 308 meadow and pasture, and 38 woodland. The surface is rather hilly on the south side, and for the most part level on the north, and the general scenery is picturesque; the soil is a strong gravelly clay of great fertility, and the lands in tillage produce abundant crops. The village is on the road from Stokesley to Yarm, and commands an extensive prospect towards the north. The living is a perpetual curacy; net income, £50; patron, the Hon. F. Cavendish: the tithes have been commuted for £12. 12. The church, situated in the centre of the village, and formerly a chapel of ease to Rudby, is a small ancient structure.

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

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