Monk Hesleden  County Durham


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Monk Hesleden like this:

MONK-HESLETON, a village, a township, and a parish, in Easington district, Durham. The village stands on the side of a deep wooded valley, 1½ mile from the sea, 2½ E by N of Castle-Eden r. station, and 5¼ NW of Hartlepool. The township comprises 2,453 acres of land, and 484 of water. ...

Real property, £2,729; of which £10 are in quarries. Pop. in 1851,1,495; in 1861, 1,533. Houses, 303. -The parish contains also the township of Hutton-Henry, and that of Sheraton-with-Hulam. Post town, Castle-Eden, under Ferry-Hill. Acres, 7,180. Real property, £6,104; of which £194 are in railways. Pop. in 1851,2,709; in 1861,2,077. Houses, 421. The decrease of pop. was chiefly in Hutton-Henry, and arose from cessation of work at a coal mine. Part of the property belongs to R. Burdon, Esq. of Castle-Eden. Hardwicke Hall is a chief residence. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Durham. Value, £323.* Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Durham. The church is ancient but good, and has a bellturret. There is a national school.

Monk Hesleden through time

Monk Hesleden is now part of Easington district. Click here for graphs and data of how Easington has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Monk Hesleden itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Monk Hesleden, in Easington and County Durham | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 18th January 2022

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