SEATON SLUICE, NORTHUMBERLAND, 1828/9
from Pigot's Directory
Seaton Sluice, or Seaton Delaval, is a small sea-port and township in
the parish of Earsdon, in Castle ward, about three miles and a half south
of Blyth, and is remarkable for its harbour, which is considered a great
curiosity, being completely the work of art; the entrance to it from the
German ocean is by a deep canal, cut out of solid rocks, and guarded by
immense locks. Vessels of three hundred tons burthen can lay here
completely sheltered from all winds, beneath high grounds, by which this
dock is surrounded. The coal trade here is the chief business, besides
which there are extensive bottle works, belonging to Messrs. Carr and Co.
and a large brewery of Messrs. Jobling and Co. About a mile to the west is
Delaval park, the property of Sir Jacob Astley; the hall was destroyed by
fire, together with a greater part of the splendid furniture, on the 3rd
of January, 1822, and it remains now in ruins. In 1821, 240 inhabitants
formed the population of this township, but the number has increased since
that period to nearly 400 persons.
Walter Nichol, postmaster.
Letters to North Shields are despatched by Mail cart every aftern. at four
in winter, and 5 in summer, and arrive every morng. at 10.
Gentry & Clergy
Astley, Sir Jacob. Seaton Delaval park
Clark, Wm., esq.. Benton hall
Drydon, Mrs. Eliz..
Jobling, John, esq.. Seaton lodge
King, Rev. Wm. C.. Backworth house
Ochelrie, Chas. (surgeon).
Inns, Taverns & Public Houses
Blue Bell, Jas. Murton
Delaval's Arms, John Hepple
Duke of Cumberland, Robt. Stoker
King's Arms, Walter Nichol
Ship, Geo. Wood
Jobling, Jas. & Co.
Shopkeepers & Traders
Allen, George, painter, etc.
Barnes, Isab., shopkeeper
Bell, Geo., butcher
Berry, John, grocer, draper & baker
Blake, John, tailor
Cairns, Robt., tailor
Carr, John & Co., coal owners, merchants & bottle manufacturers - John
Cowans, Robt., tailor
Crass, Jn., boot & shoemaker
Davidson, Robt., shoemaker
Dixon, Wm., butcher
Fisher, Dan., hair dresser
Forster, Matt., baker
Frasor, Wm., shoemaker
Hymans, Thos., grocer
Jobling, Crasswell & Co., brewers, maltsters, & hop and spirit
Lilly, Martha, grocer and draper
Lynn, Matthew, boot & shoemaker
Owens, Jas., cooper
Somerville, Smart, stone mason and harbour master
Taylor, Joseph, grocer and draper
Taylor, Wm., miller & baker
Temple, Wm., school master
Weatherhead, George, blacksmith
To Newcastle: Robt. Brunton, Matthew Laws and Joseph Taylor, every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
To North Shields: William Brady and William Taylor, daily.
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