British History Online provides historical notes for Ormside from The Later Records relating to North Westmorland by John F. Curwen (1932)
Cumbria County History Trust has published a "Jubilee Digest" for the township of Ormside
Magna Britannica et Hibernia.Volume 6: Westmorland by Thomas Cox 45 pages, printed in 1731.
Transcription by S Reveley, J Fisher and L Schoenwald.
"Ormside, or Ormshed, the Lordship and Estate of Roger Lord Clifford 4th, of which he died possessed with other great Estates, 13 Rich. II and left it, as is said of them above. It was antiently, viz. in the Reign of King Edw. I. the Seat of the Hiltons, who were originally of the County of Durham, and sat in Parliament among the Barons from the 23 Edw. I. to 9 Edw. III. after which Time we have no Account of them."