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Parish in the County of Durham


The parish of Hart contains five townships, Dalton Piercy, Elwick, Hart, Thorpe Bulmer and Nesbit Hall (Nesbit and Thorpe Bulmer lie in Easington Ward, Surtees III90), and Throston. In 1894 Throston was divided, the eastern part forming a district within the rapidly expanding borough of Hartlepool, the western part remaining as Throston Rural. For convenience Elwick has been treated along with Elwick Hall supra . The soil is clay over Magnesian Limestone; there are sandhills along the coast forming open links called Hart Warren.

Major Settlements