Contents....

Beginnings

The early days

Aristocratic connections

Lower Hilston

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The Occupants

The Needham family c.1660 - 1803

John Erskine 1694 - 1716

William Pilkington 1803 - 1815

James Jones 1815 - 1821

General Robert Brownrigg 1821 - 1833

Coates and the Great Fire 1833 - 1838

George Cave 1838 - 1859

The Crawshay family 1859 - 1861

John Hamilton 1861 - 1873

The Graham family 1873 - 1918

The Lawley family 1918 - 1921

The Bevan family 1922 - 1945

Davies and Meek 1946 - 1948

Life around Hilston

Tower Hill

The Barrack

Coed Anghred Catholic Church

The North and South Lodges

The Rangers, Guides and Brownies

Second World War Evacuees

Life at Hilston

Staff

The Lake

A new era begins

Hilston School 1948 - 1991

1991 to present day

Features of the building

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