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  • The parish was in the Tutbury sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.

  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:

Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 1958
1891 R.G. 12 / 2196

Church History

  • St. Mary's Anglican church in Marston on Dove is the parish church of Hilton as well.

  • There used to be a Chapel of Ease to Marston-on-Dove St. Mary's Church in Hilton village, but there are no remains of that building.

  • Grace Church is a relatively new, modern church in Hilton. This is an Evangelical church.

Church Records

  • The site maintainer has not found an Anglican church in Hilton.

  • The church would be in the rural deanery of Longford.

  • The Wesleyan Methodists built a chapel here in 1841.

  • Michael PATTERSON has a photograph of the Methodist Church on Geo-graph, taken in November, 2006.

  • The Primitive Methodists built a chapel here in 1847.

Civil Registration

  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.

  • The parish was in the Tutbury sub-district of the Burton upon Trent Registration District.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Hilton which are provided by:
"HILTON is a small village and township, in the parish of Marston-upon-Dove, in the same hundred as Etwall, about 2 miles W. from that village. A school-house was erected here about 1655, by Arthur and Thomas. Harrison, and in 1781 the commissioners of enclosures allotted land for the support of a schoolmaster, for teaching the poor children of the parish. The inhabitants are chiefly employed in agriculture: by the returns for 1831, the number in the parish amounted to 985, of which 651 were returned for the township."

[Description from Pigot and Co's Commercial Directory for Derbyshire, 1835]

Hilton Brook runs down the western side of the village. Part of the brook's course has been moved to the west to bypass the village.

Derby Airfield lies just south of the village.

M. J. RICHARDSON has a photograph of the 'Black Magic' shop at the Derby Airfield on Geo-graph, taken in October, 2012.



Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Hilton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SK246307 (Lat/Lon: 52.873193, -1.635965), Hilton which are provided by:

Politics and Government

  • This place was an ancient township in Marston on Dove parish in Derbyshire.

  • This township was incorporated as a separate, modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.

  • This parish was in the ancient Appletree Hundred (or Wapentake).

  • You may contact the Hilton Parish Council regarding civic or political issues, but they are NOT staffed to assist with family history searches.

  • District governance is provided by the South Derbyshire District Council.

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Bastardy cases were heard at the Appletree petty sessional hearings every last Thursday of the month.

  • As a result of the 1834 Poorlaw Amendment Act, this parish became a member of the Burton upon Trent Poorlaw Union.