Hart  County Durham


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Hart like this:

HART, a village and a township in Stockton district, and a parish partly also in Easington district, Durham. The village stands on a rising ground, near the Ferryhill and Hartlepool railway, about 2 miles from the coast, and 4 NW of Hartlepool; and has a post office under Ferryhill. The township comprises 2, 366 acres of land, and 223 of water. ...

Real property, £2, 753. Pop., 297. Houses, 55. The parish contains also the townships of Thorpe-Bulmer, Throston, Elwick, Dalton-Piercy, and Nesbitt. Acres, 7, 880. Real property, £10, 971. Pop. in 1851, 920; in 1861, 1, 420. Houses, 239. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to F. A. Milbank, Esq. One-fourth of the land is pasture; and limestone occurs. A fine view of the coast lies toward and over Hartlepool. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £164. * Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is the mother one of Hartlepool, of Norman formation, and in good condition; retains the Norman character in its chancel arch, and in part of its tower; has, on the outer S wall of the chancel, a curious has relief of St. George and the Dragon; and contains an octagonal font, carved with hagiological figures and other symbols.

Hart through time

Hart is now part of Hartlepool district. Click here for graphs and data of how Hartlepool has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Hart itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hart, in Hartlepool and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 22nd January 2020

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