Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Durham City and Chester-le-Street


Durham is one of the great cities of Europe. For those of us lucky enough to live nearby there is an enduring thrill each time our train returns us home, and we see that wonderful cathedral looming over the town from our carriage window. It is also the centre for Durham's old industrial heartland, although sadly all the collieries have now gone. This industry is reflected in some of the maps for surrounding mining villages, such as Sacriston and Langley Moor. Here are the details. The index right should give you an idea of the areas covered by the maps.


The following maps in our County Durham series cover Durham and surrounding villages.

  • 19.08 Sacriston 1897 - published 1997; intro by David Butler
  • 19.11 Witton Gilbert & Langley Park 1895 - published 2008; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 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
  • 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

    The following maps cover the area around Chester-le-Street:

  • 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
  • 12.12 Pelton Fell & Newfield 1915 - publ 2005; intro by David Butler. Includes Pelton and Pelton Fell collieries.
  • 12.15 Craghead 1895 - published 2000; intro by Tom Oliphant
  • 13.01 Birtley 1895 - published 1982, 2nd edition 2013; intro by Tom Alan Godfrey
  • 13.09 Chester-le-Street 1895 - published 1993; introduction by David Butler
  • 19.03 Holmside & Edmondsley 1896 - published 1998; intro by David Butler

    Click on the thumbnail right for a small map extract of the Chester-le-Street map.


    The following maps are available for East Durham:

  • 13.16 Houghton le Spring 1895 - published 2001; intro by John Griffiths
  • 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.
  • 21.09 Easington Lane & South Hetton 1896 - published 2005; intro by David Butler.
  • 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.

    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 £ 2.50 each. For a full list of County Durham maps, return to the North East page


    You can now order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop.


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    The Godfrey Edition / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 13 August 2013