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Hart, Durham

Historical Description

Hart, a village, a township, and a parish in Durham. The village stands on rising ground, about 2 miles from the coast, and 4 NW of Hartlepool, has a station on the N.E.R., And a post office under Castle Eden station (R.S.O.); money order and telegraph office, West Hartlepool. The township .comprises 2465 acres of land and 196 of foreshore; population, 291; of the ecclesiastical parish, 866. The parish contains also the townships of Thorpe Bulmer, Throston, Elwick, Dalton Piercy, and Nesbitt. The manor belongs to the Mil-bank family. 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; aet value, £197 with residence. Patron, Bishop of diocese. The church is partly Norman, and was thoroughly restored in 1889; 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 bas-relief of St George and the Dragon, and contains an octagonal font carved with hagiological figures and other symbols.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyCounty Durham 
Ecclesiastical parishHart St. Mary Magdalene 
Poor Law unionStockton 
WardStockton 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

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CountyHartlepool
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland
Postal districtTS27
Post TownHartlepool