The history of the Hulton Family has occupied the Hulton Park Estate for some 800 years and this is considered to be one of the longest periods of residence by the same family. Hulton Hall was demolished in 1958 and the last of the line, Sir Geoffrey Hulton, died in 1993.
The story of the family through the ages is told in the following presentations.
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The Hulton Family from Norman times to 17th century. The family has a very extensive family giving provenance of their line right back to 1199. This presentation follows the story through to the end of the English Civil War.
The Hulton Family from 17th to 20th century. The later years see the family develop great power in the industrial revolution, led in particular by William Hulton. He exploited the many coal mines on his land and built railways to transport the coal and passengers.
Hulton archives. This section shows interesting finds in the archives of the Hulton Family now held at the Lancashire Records Office in Preston.