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Hartley, Westmorland

Historical Description

Hartley, a township in Kirkby Stephen parish, Westmorland, 1 mile SE of Kirkby Stephen railway station. Post town and money order and telegraph office, Kirkby Stephen. Acreage, 3229; population, 183. Hartley Castle stood on an eminence, and was built by Sir Andrew de Harcla. It was called Harcla or Harclay in the 18th century. Hartley is a modern name. The castle was still existing in ruins in the 18th century. A farmhouse, built from the remains, stands now on the site. The township is mountainous, includes Hartley Fell, and contains coal, lead, copper, and iron.

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 CountyWestmorland 
Civil parishKirkby Stephen 
Poor Law unionEast ward 

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

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Hartley from the following:

Land and Property

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