Seaton Delaval  Northumberland


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

SEATON-DELAVAL, a village and a township-chapelry in Earsdon parish, Northumberland. The village stands adjacent to the Blyth and Tyne railway, 2 miles W of the coast at Seaton-Sluice, and 3¼ S S W of Blyth; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Dudley, Northumberland. ...

The chapelry, together with Hartley township, comprises 4, 219 acres. Pop. of S.-D.alone, in 1851, 2, 726; in 1861, 2, 876. Houses, 587. The manor belonged anciently to Tynemouth priory; passed, in 1121, to the Delavals; devolved, on extinction of their male line about the end of last century, to Sir Jacob Astley; and belongs now to Lord Hastings. S.-D. House was built, after designs by Vanbrugh, for Admiral Delaval; resembles Blenheim Palace, but surpassesit in simplicity and beauty; has a centre, with lofty Doricportico and two vast wings; was destroyed by fire in Jan. 1822; lay in desolation thence till 1861; and wasthen begun to be restored. An ancient castle of the Delavals stood to the S W; but is now represented by only the chapel, a very fine specimen of early Norman. A mausoleum, built in 1775 by Lord Delaval, stands in thepark; and is a Doric temple, with a cupola. Coal-mining and the manufacture of chemicals are carried on. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Durham. Value, £60. Patron, Lord Hastings. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, a Presbyterian school, and a colliery school.

Seaton Delaval through time

Seaton Delaval is now part of Blyth Valley district. Click here for graphs and data of how Blyth Valley has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Seaton Delaval itself, go to Units and Statistics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Seaton Delaval, in Blyth Valley and Northumberland | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 02nd December 2021

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