Hartley, a village and a township in Delaval parish, Northumberland. The village stands on the sea-coast, near the mouth of the Seaton Burn. The township also includes the village of Seaton Sluice, where a branch post office is situated, under Whitley. Acreage of the township, 1573; population, 1112. Hartley colliery was the scene of a disastrous accident in Jan. 1862, when, by the breakage and fall of the beam. of the pumping engine over its only shaft, five men were instantaneously killed, and 215 men and boys were buried alive. A tidal harbour, formerly used in connection with the bottle works, but now entirely disused, is at Seaton Sluice. Remains of an ancient hermitage are on St Mary's Island. There are a mission church and a Free Methodist chapel.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Hartley from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Hartley)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Northumberland is available to browse.
Online maps of Hartley are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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