Christ Church Hartlepool Art Gallery

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    "Christ Church was the first church built to cater for the newly arrived population of West Hartlepool. Detailed article by klucas. "It was sited in the centre of Church Square, West Hartlepool. In recent years, it has become Hartlepool’s Art Gallery. Ralph Ward Jackson, founder of West Hartlepool, wanted a church for his new town. The town had grown rapidly, after the opening of the first dock and harbour, in 1847. By 1851 there were over 4000 people working in the new town; in the next ten years this would increase to over 29,000. Ralph Ward Jackson believed that it was his responsibility to provide for the spiritual needs of the town. He took it upon himself to find the money to build the church......"
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 6 years, 9 months ago
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