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Hilton, Dorset

Hilton is a village in the county of Dorset in southern England. It is sited at an altitude of 135 metres in a small valley which drains chalk hills in the eastern part of the Dorset Downs. It lies within the North Dorset administrative district of the county, about 8 miles west-south-west of the town of Blandford Forum. The summit of Bulbarrow Hill (274 metres) is 1.5 miles north of the village. In the 2001 Census the village had a population of 489.
DistrictNorth Dorset
Administrative CountyDorset
Traditional CountyDorset
OS GridST7803
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDorset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Population489
 

Other names by which Hilton, Dorset has been known in the past

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Hilton, Dorset in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Hilton, par. and vil., mid. Dorset, 7½ miles SW. of Blandford, 2974 ac., pop. 663; has mineral springs, slate quarries, and collieries.

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