Tilton  Leicestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Tilton like this:

TILTON, a parish, with four townships, in Billesdon district, Leicester: 2½ miles NE of Billesdon, and 9 ESE of Syston r. station. It has a post-office under Leicester. Acres, 3,112. Real property, £7,280. Pop., 432. Houses, 95. T. manor is divided. Marefield manor belongs to T.Hinks, Esq.; and Whatborough, to All Souls College. ...

Stone is quarried; and there are petrifying springs. A Roman station was at Howbank Hill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Peterborough. Value, £380.* Patron, alternately H. Nevile, Esq., E. A. Holden, Esq., and the Rev. R. T. Adnutt. The church was restored in 1854. There are two Wesleyan chapels, and a national school.

Tilton through time

Tilton is now part of Harborough district. Click here for graphs and data of how Harborough has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Tilton itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Tilton, in Harborough and Leicestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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