Local History: Hilton (County Durham)

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    "Hilton is a small village, about eight miles to the north-west of Darlington, and close to West Auckland and Staindrop. There are few early remains from the parish. The most important building is Hilton Hall. Although it is now mainly of 16th century date it contains the remains of an earlier, medieval chapel, dedicated to the Blessed Catherine. This was built by Thomas Baldor in 1219. It was rectangular in shape and had thick stone walls. Just to the south of Hilton Hall lie a number of large earthworks- in the form of two large ditches. It is possible that they are all that survive of medieval fishponds...."
  • Owner

    Keys to the Past (Durham & Northumbria County Councils)
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    Link: https://keystothepast.info/search-records/results-of-search/results-of-search-2/site-details/?PRN=D6830
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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