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. Each map includes an introduction and most of these
are by David Butler. We are very grateful to Durham County Record Office for all their help with these and other maps in the
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; intor by David Butler
21.03 Seaham Harbour 1895 - published 1984, 2nd Edition 2010; introduction 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
A few miles to the north is the old town of Chester-le-Street, itself once the seat of a bishop and the last
resting place of St Cuthbert when his body was removed from Lindisfarne to escape marauding Vikings. In 2003 Chester has
achieved a quite different sort of fame as it hosts England's first new Test Match ground for over a century. This is now one of the fastest growing areas
of County Durham. We have the following maps for the area:
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
13.09 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; introduction by David Butler.
20.08 Hetton-le-Hole & East Rainton 1895 - published 2007; introduction by David Butler.
21.09 Easington Lane & South Hetton 1896 - published 2005; introduction by David Butler.
35.15 Bishop Middleham & Mainsforth Hall 1896 - published 2007; introduction by David Butler.
36.01 Trimdon Grange 1914 - published 2006; introduction 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
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The Godfrey Edition / email@example.com / 29 October 2010