Clock tower and toilets, Seaton Carew, Durham, 2005.
© Richard Bosomworth / Science & Society
Seaton Carew is the site of the Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station and neighbouring chemical industries of Seal Sands. It is the coastal resort for Stockton and Hartlepool and is named after a Norman French family called Carou. Like many coastal towns it was a small fishing town but grew in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with the rising popularity of health resorts.