Hilderstone in 1817


Description from A Topographical History of Staffordshire by William Pitt (1817)


The manor of Hilderstone, on the east side of Stone, belonged to the Hugglesfords, in the reign of King Edward the 3d, after which it became the estate of Sir John Delves, by whose daughter it went in marriage to the family of Sir Robert Sheffield, Recorder of London.

It became afterwards the property of Sir Gilbert Gerrard (afterwards Lord Gerrard) Master of the Rolls, and is now the property and residence of Ralph Bourne, Esq.