Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Sunderland


This is our coverage of the City of Sunderland. The Metropolitan Borough of Sunderland was formed in 1974 with the amalgamation of the County Borough of Sunderland, Hetton Urban District, Houghton-le-Spring Urban District, Washington Urban District plus smaller parts of Chester-le-Street Rural District and Easington Rural District. It was granted city status in 1992.

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.


  • 07.14 Washington 1896 - published 1997; introduction by David Butler
  • 07.16 South Hylton 1895 - published 2014; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 08.01 East Boldon 1895 - published 2006; intro by David Butler
  • 08.10 Monkwearmouth & Southwick 1895 - published 1983; intro by Tom Corfe
  • 08.13 Sunderland (Pallion) 1895 - published 2006; intro by John Griffiths
  • 08.14a Central Sunderland 1895 - published 1982, 2nd Edition 2001; intro by John Griffiths
  • 08.14b Central Sunderland 1914 - published 2016; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • 08.15 Sunderland (East) 1895 - published 1983, 2nd Edition 2014; 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
  • 13.11 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
  • 14.02 Sunderland (South) 1895 - published 1982, 2nd Edition 2006; intro by David Butler
  • 14.07 Ryhope Village 1895 - published 2009; 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.
  • 21.03 Seaham Harbour 1895 - published 1984, 2nd Edition 2010; intro by Alan Godfrey

    Also in the Godfrey Edition, some of our One Inch to the Mile maps cover the Sunderland area:

  • .15/21 Tynemouth, Sunderland & the NE Coalfield 1895 includes a map of Whitburn
  • .20/21 Tyneside & Wearside 1878
  • .27 Hartlepool & East Durham 1913 with a map of Trimdon village

    Go to the One Inch page for further details of this series.


    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 / 6 Sept 2016