In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Hartland like this:
Hartland, par. and vil., N. Devon, on S. side of Barnstaple Bay, 13½ miles SW. of Bideford, 16,700 ac., pop. 1884; P.O., T.O.; in vicinity is the seat of Hartland Abbey.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Hartland has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Torridge. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Hartland and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Hartland, in Torridge and Devon | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 12th December 2013
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