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Seaton Sluice or Hartley Pans, Northumberland

Historical Description

Seaton Sluice or Hartley Pans, a seaport village in Hartley township, Earsdon parish, Northumberland, 3½ miles SSE of Blyth, and 1½ mile from Hartley station on the N.E.R. It has a post office under Whitley (R.S.O.); money order office, New Hartley; telegraph office, Seaton Delaval. A harbour was formed here out of solid rock in the time of Charles I., by Sir A. Delaval, was much improved by Lord Delaval, has capacity for about 14 vessels, and is used for exporting coals. There is a Presbyterian chapel.

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 CountyNorthumberland 
Civil parishEarsdon 
Poor Law unionTynemouth 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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