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