Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Hartlepool. You may be able to find further references to Hartlepool in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
HARTLEPOOL a seaport town, a parish, and a subdistrict Imperial
HARTLEPOOL (WEST), RAILWAY a system of railway Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Hartlepool within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
George Head Durham Coast 9
William Camden Durham, Lancashire and Westmorland 4
John Wesley 1760-2: Letter to an Editor; Impositions and Declarations; Speaking Statue; Pentecost 2
George Head North Riding 1
John Wesley 1757-9: "I do Indeed Live by Preaching"; Advice to Travelers; French Prisoners 1
Thomas Pennant July 4-17: Scarborough to Berwick upon Tweed 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
West Hartlepool 0 2
Stranton 0 2
Middleton 0 3
Throston 0 2
Seaton 0 2
Brierton 0 2
Dalton Piercy 0 2
Claxton 1 2
Greatham 1 2
Hart 0 2
Elwick 0 4
Thorpe Bulmer 0 2
Newton Bewley 0 2
Nesbitt 0 2
Cowpen Bewley 0 2
Sheraton 0 3
Monk Hesleden 0 2
Billingham 0 2
Hulam 0 2
Coatham 0 3