Tyne and Wear HER(772): Hartley common fields - Details
Hartley common fields
Agriculture and Subsistence
Ridge and Furrow
Broad Ridge and Furrow
Though the shrunken medieval village of Hartley lies in Northumberland, the southern half of its township, roughly between the Seaton Burn in Holywell Dene on the north to south of Brierdene Burn on the south, lies in North Tyneside. Ridge and furrow exists, or has existed, in several places, notably (1) NZ 341 755 at Hartley West Farm, where it was wide and curved, though by 1992 damaged by the new sewer; (2) NZ 348 748 at Hartley East Farm, ploughed out in 1991/2; (3) NZ 332 747 and (4) NZ 327 746 on either side of Crow Hall Farm with, in (3), the apparent remains of a building; (5) NZ 346 738, south of Brierdene Burn; (6) NZ 335 740, around Brierdene Farm. A prominent boundary bank separates Hartley from Holywell, between the Bee Hive Inn, NZ 329 734, and Holywell Dene, NZ 325 747. The open fields were enclosed, and divided into farms, in the early 17th century.
<< HER 772 >> Aerial Photograph, North Tyneside MBC Technical Serv, 1980, 18 Oct., Run 1 no. 201, Run 2 nos. 24, 33, 38, 198, 201 H.H.E. Craster, 1909, Hartley Township, Northumberland County History, IX, pp. 121-2, 125 Aerial Photograph, North Tyneside MBC Technical Serv, 1974, 22 August, Run 4 no. 381 Aerial Photograph, North Tyneside MBC Technical Serv, 1991, 7 September, Run 3, 110 91 084; Vertical aerial photograph reference number RAF CPE/UK/2352 2006 04-OCT-1947; Vertical aerial photograph reference number RAF 58/B/40 5127 18-MAY-1948; RAF/CPE/UK/2352 RP 3005 04-OCT-1947; Next Perspectives APGB Imagery NZ3274 05-JUN-2016; Next Perspectives APGB Imagery NZ3374 10-APR-2015