Nobody knows the true purpose of the "Nine Standards" although some believe that they were used to create a sense of a forthcoming army to scare the enemy forces. The township is mountainous; includes Hartley fell; and contains coal, lead, and copper The history of Hartley changes in correlation with the power struggle between different parties for control over England.However, it is believed more heavily that they were placed as geographical aid to help outline the borders between the two neighbouring counties, Westmorland and Yorkshire. Sir Andrew de Harcala was given residence at Hartley Castle in the 13th century as he served Edward II and then was later pronounced Earl of Carlisle.SCHOOLS in Cumbria are having to fork out tens of thousands of pounds to heighten security in an effort to stop them falling foul of Ofsted’s inspection process which has seen two previously-good secondaries placed into special measures.In recent weeks both The Queen Katherine School (QKS) at Kendal and Kirkby Stephen Grammar School (KSGS) have been deemed inadequate after inspectors discovered shortcomings in their safeguarding measures.Hodder, of Union Square, Kirkby Stephen, was sentenced today (FRI) when moving impact statements were read in court by some of the victims' relatives."Mine and my family's life has been ruined," stated the father of one boy.
At the highest peak in Hartley stand nine obelisks referred to as "Nine Standards". Hartley Castle stood on an eminence; belonged to successively the Veteriponts, the Hartleys, the Nevilles, and the Musgraves; and was demolished in the early part of the 18th century.
Hartley, a township in Kirkby-Stephen parish, Westmoreland; 1 mile SE of Kirkby-Stephen. However, when Robert the Bruce invaded the north of England, Sir Andrew de Harcala was executed on accounts of treason.
After, the new owner of the Hartley Castle fortified the house later that century.
Hartley is a village and civil parish in the Eden district of Cumbria, England.
It is about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) east of Kirkby Stephen.