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Hardwick, Durham

Historical Description

Hardwick, a seat in Sedgefield parish, Durham, 2 miles ENE of Bradbury railway station, and 11 NNE of Darlington. It belonged to the Burdens, passed to the Russells, and is now the property of the Boynes. The park around it has a lake of 36 acres, and a number of Grecian and Gothic temples, in the style of those at Stowe, but now falling rapidly into decay. One of the temples, on the S of the lake, is in the Ionic style, has busts of celebrated men, and was built in 1754-57. The banqueting-house, at the E end of the lake, is in the Corinthian style, measures 50 feet by 25, and is gorgeously fitted with Grecian classic paintings, and with a roof partially painted by Hayman.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCounty Durham 
Civil parishMonk Hesleton 
Poor Law unionEasington 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hardwick from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for County Durham is available to browse.


Online maps of Hardwick are available from a number of sites:

RegionNorth East
Postal districtTS19
Post TownStockton-On-Tees