Hetton Village Atlas
Are you a resident of Hetton-le-Hole or the surrounding area? Do you want to find out more about your area? If so you may be interested in what was found by the Village Atlas project.
This project celebrated the historic environment of Hetton-le-Hole, using archaeology, historic buildings and landscapes. It linked with the biodiversity and geodiversity to provide a full understanding of the environment.
The Village Atlas is now complete and over 200 copies have been sold. A further reprint in March 2015 was undertaken to supply the demand for copies of this work. The online version is now available from the Hetton Local and Natural History Society website. You will also find photographs from the Village Atlas events and other information at Village Atlas
Alternatively you could download the main Village Atlas from this site below.
Hetton Village Atlas – Main Document
- Front cover, Contents, Acknowledgements, Preface (Peter Witham), Introduction, Feature: Hetton-le-Hole and Hetton-le-Hill, Location and Landscape, Sources of Evidence and Feature: historic map feature – Hetton mapped through time – The Hetton Village Atlas – Chapters 1 – 3 (PDF, 13Mb)
- The geology of the Hetton area (Dr Paul Williams & Peter Witham), Landscape and biodiversity (Pat Robson, Bob Scott, Peter Witham & Ivor Dunn), and Hydrology (Pat Robson, Bob Scott & Peter Witham) – The Hetton Village Atlas – Chapters 4 – 6 (PDF, 15Mb)
- Historic site Gazetteer, Historic Buildings (Peter Ryder), Communities and Settlements, Hystorical synthesis up to 1850, Appendix – signposts to a lost landscape Hetton’s medieval Charters – The Hetton Village Atlas – Chapters 7 – 10 (PDF, 21Mb)
- Mining in Hetton Part 1 – The Major Collieries (David Witham & Peter Witham), Mining in Hetton Part 2 – The Minor Collieries ( David Witham & Peter Witham), The History of Hetton Coal Company (Peter Collins), The Hetton Colliery Railway (Peter Collins), and Appendix – The costs of the Hetton Railway (George Dodds) – The Hetton Village Atlas – Chapters 11 – 14 (PDF, 21Mb)
- Houses, Homes and the Growth of Communities (Peter Witham & Mary Stobbart), Feature: The Street Names of Hetton (Susan Waterson), and Map Feature: Settlement Growth – the Ordanance Survey Record – The Hetton Village Atlas – Chapter 15 (PDF, 18Mb)
- The Social History of Hetton (Brenda Graham) – The Hetton Village Atlas – Chapter 16 (PDF, 10Mb)
- The Early Social and Political History of Hetton 1800-1850 (Alan Jackson), Religion in Hetton (Shaun Newton), and Easington Lane (Peter Witham & Mary Stobbart) – The Hetton Village Atlas – Chapters 17 – 19 (PDF, 17Mb)
- East Rainton (Sue Stephenson), Moorsley (Peter Witham & Mary Stobbart), Conclusions and recommendations for future work, Glossary, Bibliography and Back Cover – The Hetton Village Atlas – Chapters 20 – End (PDF, 8Mb)
As part of the Limestone Landscapes Project the Hetton Local and Natural History Group decided to print more copies of the main Atlas rather than doing a Summary Document.
For more information about the completed Atlas contact:
The Archaeological Practice Ltd
Telephone: 0191 273 0777