Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Northumberland


This is our coverage of Northumberland. England's most northerly county began to take its present shape in the 15th and 16th century, when Berwick-upon-Tweed, Hexhamshire, Redesdale, Tynedale and Tynemouth were annexed. In 1844 Bedlingtonshire, Islandshire and Norhamshire, hitherto part of Durham, were also incorporated. Newcastle-upon-Tyne had been a separate county since 1400 and in 1974 this was enlarged and became part of the new Tyne & Wear county, as did the new North Tyneside borough. The present Northumberland is a unitary authority, formed in 2009 when the six district councils of Alnwick, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Blyth Valley, Castle Morpeth, Tynedale and Wansbeck were abolished.

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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.


These are our maps for Northumberland:

  • Sheet 02.14 Berwick upon Tweed 1923 - published 2001; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • Sheet 32.09 Alnwick 1897 - published 2003; intro by John Griffiths
  • Sheet 46.04 Amble 1896 published 1998; intro by John Griffiths
  • Sheet 64.12 Ashington 1896 - published 1999; intro by John Griffiths Sorry! Out of print
  • Sheet 64.13 Morpeth 1896 - published 1993, revised 2003; intro by Nicholas Baumfield
  • Sheet 73.10 Blyth 897 - published 1992; intro by Iain Watson Sorry! Out of print
  • Sheet 81.06 New Hartley & Delaval Hall 1896 - published 1989; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • Sheet 81.07 Seaton Sluice 1896 - published 1989; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • Sheet 81.12 Hartley & St Mary's Island 1896 - published 1989; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • Sheet 88.08 Killingworth (West Moor) 1896 - published 2008; intro by Roy Young
  • Sheet 89.02 Earsdon, Shiremoor & Backworth 1895 - published 2007; intro by Roy Young
  • Sheet 89.04 Cullercoats & Whitley 1895 - published 1989; intro by Lorraine Carr
  • Sheet 94.06 Hexham 1895 - published 1988, 2nd Ed 2001; intro by Sandra Jones & Alan Godfrey Sorry! Out of print
  • Sheet 96.06 Wylam 1895 See Co Durham sheet 1.11

    I regret that the map for Newbiggin is now out of print.


    Several one inch to the mile maps also give full coverage of the county. Each of these maps (except 20/21) includes a large scale map of a village on the reverse. Visit the One Inch page for full details of this series.

  • 1/2 Norham & Berwick 1864. Published 2007; intro by Barbara Morris. A map of Norham itself is on the reverse
  • 3 Flodden Field & North Cheviots 1901. Published 1997; introduction by John Griffiths. Backing map is the border village of Cornhill.
  • 4a Holy Island & District 1863. Published 1997; intro by John Griffiths. Backing map is Holy Island village.
  • 4b Holy Island & Seahouses 1894 - Coloured Edition. Published 2008; intro by David Butler. Backing map is Seahouses.
  • 5 The Cheviot 1901-13. Published 1999; intro by John Griffiths. Backing map is hamlet of Biddlestone.
  • 6 Alnwick & District 1901. Published 200; intro by John Griffiths. Backing map is Alnmouth.
  • 7 Kielder 1866. Published 1999; intro by John Griffiths. Backing map is of the village of Plashetts, today largely submerged.
  • 8 Redesdale 1868. Published 1998; intro by John Griffiths. Backing map is Elsdon.
  • 9/10 Rothbury Forest 1866-73. Published 1999; intro by Robert Forsythe. Backing map is village of Widdrington.
  • 13 North Tynedale 1902. Published 1998; intro by Robert Forsythe. Backing map is Bellingham.
  • 14 Morpeth, Gosforth & Matfen 1902-14. Published 2004; intro by John Griffiths. Includes a map of Matfen.
  • 15/21 Tynemouth, Sunderland & the NE Coalfield 1895. Published 2009; intro by Barrie Trinder. Includes a map of Whitburn.
  • 19 Allendale & Hexhamshire 1866. Published 1998; intro by Robert Forsythe. Backing map is the model village of Blanchland.
  • 20/21 Tyneside & Wearside 1878. Published 1984; brief introductions by F W D Manders and Tom Corfe. A double-sided map.

    Also see the Newcastle and North Tyneside pages.


    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

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