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Hilderstone

"Hilderstone is a township and chapelry (of Stone parish), in the Hilderstone Quarter of Stone parish, four and a half miles ENE of Stone. Hilderstone Hall, a neat mansion on a pleasant declivity, on the east side of the village, is the seat of John Bourne Esq, the lord of the manor of Hilderstone."
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]

Census

The population of Hilderstone township was as follows:
1841 -- 501

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Church History

"Hilderstone church (Christ Church), is a handsome Gothic structure, consecrated in 1833. The exterior walls are of excellent stone, from Hollington quarry, and at the west end is a tower, surmounted by a neat spire, forty feet in height. The east window is richly ornamented with stained glass, by Collins of London.
The benefice is a perpetual curacy in the patronage of J Bourne, Esq, and incumbency of the Rev RB Baker, MA, rural dean of Stone.

Here is a Wesleyan chapel, built in 1822"

[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851)

Christ Church, Hilderstone formed a chapelry of Stone parish, details of which can be found on the Stone parish page.

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Church Records

Church of England Registers
The register of Christ Church, Hilderstone, commences in 1813. The original registers for the period 1830-date remain with the incumbent.
Bishops Transcripts, 1833-1871 (entries also under Stone) are deposited at Lichfield Record Office.

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Poorhouses, Poor Law etc

The chapelry became part of Stone Union following the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834.

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