Old Ordnance Survey Maps of County Durham


This is our coverage of County Durham. The present Durham County Council unitary authority was formed in 2009 with the aboliton of the district councils of Chester-le-Street, Derwentside, City of Durham, Easington, Sedgefield, Teesdale and Wear Valley. Darlington Borough became a unitary authority in 1989 but remains within County Durham for ceremonial purposes and some services are shared.

See separate pages for the maps of Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside, which became part of Tyne & Wear in 1974, and for Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees which became part of the short-lived Cleveland county in 1974. These all remain unitary auhorities.

All maps are available from our On-line Mapshop.

The following titles are all taken from the OS 25" maps and reduced to a scale of approximately 14 inches to the mile. They are extremely detailed, showing individual houses, details such as railway tracks, pathways, pubs, factories and even minutiae such as fountains and signal posts. Each covers an area of a mile and a half by one mile, and includes an introduction. Click on the links below for further details.


  • 06.09 Rowlands Gill 1895 - published 2000; intro by Jennifer Gill
  • 06.13 Burnopfield 1895 - published 2002; intro by Tom Oliphant
  • 11.08 Dipton 1916 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 11.10 Blackhill & Shotley Bridge 1895 - published 1995; intro by Carolyn Ball
  • 11.11a Leadgate 1895 - published 2000; intro by John Griffiths
  • 11.11b Leadgate 1916 - published 2016; intro by Neil Gander
  • 11.14a Consett 1896 - published 1995; intro by Carolyn Ball
  • 11.14b Consett 1919 - published 2015; intro by Neil Gander
  • 12.01 Hobson & Tantobie 1895 publ 2004; intro by Tom Oliphant
  • 12.02 East Tanfield & Causey Arch 1895 - published 2005; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 12.06a Stanley 1895 - published 1995; intro by David Butler
  • 12.06b Stanley 1915 - published 2013; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 12.07 No Place, Beamish & West Pelton 1895 - publ 2005; intro by David Butler
  • 12.08 Pelton & Urpeth 1895 - publ 2005; intro by Dorothy Rand
  • 12.09 Annfield Plain 1896 - published 2001; intro by John Griffiths
  • 12.10 South Moor & West Stanley 1915 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 12.12 Pelton Fell & Newfield 1915 - publ 2005; intro by David Butler
  • 12.15 Craghead 1895 - published 2000; intro by Tom Oliphant
  • 13.01 Birtley 1895 - published 1982, 2nd edition 2013; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 13.03 Cox Green & Washington Station 1895 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 13.07 Penshaw 1895 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 13.09 Chester-le-Street 1895 - published 1993; intro by David Butler
  • 13.11 Shiney Row & Bournmoor 1895 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 13.15 Fencehouses & New Lambton 1895 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 13.16 Houghton-le-Spring 1895 - published 2001; intro by John Griffiths
  • 19.02 Burnhope 1895 - published 2000; intro by Tom Oliphant
  • 19.03 Holmside & Edmondsley 1896 - published 1998; intro by David Butler
  • 19.05 Lanchester 1895 - published 1997; intro by Carolyn Ball
  • 19.08 Sacriston 1897 - published 1997; intro by David Butler
  • 19.11 Witton Gilbert & Langley Park 1895 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 20.04 Hetton Downs & Rainton Bridge 1895 - published 2006; intro by David Butler.
  • 20.08 Hetton-le-Hole & East Rainton 1895 - published 2007; intro by David Butler.
  • 20.13 Durham (North): Framwellgate Moor 1895 - published 2008; intro by David Butler
  • 21.03 Seaham Harbour 1895 - published 1984, 2nd Edition 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 21.09 Easington Lane & South Hetton 1896 - published 2005; intro by David Butler.
  • 25.11 Tow Law 1897 - published 1999; intro by David Butler
  • 26.08 Langley Moor 1897 - published 1997; intro by David Butler
  • 26.12 Meadowfield 1897 - published 1997; intro by David Butler
  • 27.01 Durham City 1894 - published 1990; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 27.02 Durham City (East) 1895 - publ 2005; intro by David Butler
  • 27.05 Durham City (South) 1897 - published 1997; intro by David Butler
  • 27.06 Shincliffe 1895 - published 1997; intro by Carolyn Ball
  • 33.04 Crook (West) 1895 - published 2002; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 34.01 Crook (East) 1896 - published 2001; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 35.10 Ferryhill 1896 - published 2013; intro by David Lindsay
  • 35.15 Bishop Middleham & Mainsforth Hall 1896 - published 2007; intro by David Butler.
  • 36.01 Trimdon Grange 1914 - published 2006; intro by David Butler
  • 42.02 Bishop Auckland 1896 - published 1993; intro by Jennifer Gill
  • 42.11 Shildon 1896 - published 1994; intro by Steven Dyke
  • 52.04 Barnard Castle 1897 - published 1993; intro by John Pickin
  • 55.02 Darlington (North) 1896 - published 1993; intro by Alan Suddes
  • 55.05 Darlington (West) 1898 - published 1990; intro by Alan Suddes
  • 55.06 Darlington 1898 - published 1987; intro by Alan Suddes
  • 55.10 Darlington (South) 1898 - published 1988; intro by Alan Suddes

    Co Durham is also covered in our Inch to the Mile series. Here are the principal sheets:

  • 20/21 Tyneside & Wearside 1878 This map is double-sided.
  • 25 Alston Moor & Upper Weardale 1903 - published 2001; intro by Robert Forsythe. Includes a map of Rookhope
  • 26 Lower Weardale & West Durham 1903 - published 2001; intro by David Butler. Includes a map of Brancepeth Colliery
  • 27 Hartlepool & East Durham 1913 - published 2005; intro by David Butler. Includes a map of Trimdon village
  • 31 Stainmore 1904 - published 2006; intro by David Butler. Includes a map of Brough
  • 32 SW Durham 1904 - published 2003; intro by David Butler. Includes a map of West Auckland
  • 33 Teesside 1895 - published 2001; intro by Robert Woodhouse. Includes a map of Croft on Tees

    Most maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. They cost just £ 3.00 each (Coloured editions £ 3.50). For a full list of English maps, return to the England page

    You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. They are also available from various local outlets.


    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, DH8 7PW. Tel 01207 583388
    The Godfrey Edition / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 8 Sept 2016