Map of Hartlepool
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The name Hartlepool comes from Hart is the Old English name for a stag or deer which appears on the town's crest and le pool meant by the sea, The name comes from a combination of Old English words. Hart is the Old English word for a “stag” or “deer”. Le Pool means “by the sea.” Together these make up Hartlepool, Hart is significant as people first settled in the area to hunt for stag or deer.
Hartlepool was founded as a village around the area where Hartlepool Abbey’s Northumbrian Monastery stands, in the seventh Century AD. The village went on to expand in the times of the Middle Ages, leading to further development on the existing harbour. The harbour went on to become County Palatine of Durham’s official port. A railway was established to link Hartlepool with the coal fields in South Durham, in 1835, an additional railway link was added along with a new port. This resulted in further expansion and the establishing of a new town: West Hartlepool.
Hartlepool became a major target of the Germans during World War 1, due to their massive industrialisation and productivity in the shipbuilding industry. On the 16TH of December 1914, 1150 shells were dropped on Hartlepool, resulting in death for over 100 people.
After the Second World War, there was a massive decline in the heavy and shipbuilding industries, which caused long periods of severe unemployment. In the 1990s there was a great deal of investors and the expanding development of the docks has seen an overall improvement in the outlook of the town.
Hartlepool has a population of just over 90,000 which makes it the second most populated town in County Durham.