Colonel Sir Peter Hilton
(d. 1995) was the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire
between 1978 and 1994. He served in the Royal Artillery
in the Second World War
He was created a Knight of the Order of St John on 18 December 1980.
Hilton invested in Britannia Park, an ill-fated venture to build a theme park in Derbyshire. The company went bankrupt in 1985, only ten weeks after its opening, owing him £28,000. He was forced to sell his garden nursery business as a result.
On 12 June 1993, he was made a KCVO in the Birthday Honours List. He died in 1995 and is buried at Idridgehay.
Sir Peter Hilton Court at the University of Derby is named in his honour.