As a County Durham publisher we naturally have a range of maps for the south west of the county, including Weardale, and most of the area is also covered in our One Inch to the Mile series. Naturally the maps include numerous collieries in the mining towns of Tow Law and Crook, the latter with its great Peases West coke and chemical complex; while at Shildon there is the famous wagon works. Around them are many railways, parts of the old Stockton & Darlington, but also such lines as the Surtees Railway, and the Stanley Incline.
All is not industry, however. Bishop Auckland has the castle or palace of the Bishops of Durham, and Barnard Castle the Bowes Museum. Each map includes an introduction to the history of the area, and some include extracts from contemporary directories. Follow the links for more information on individual maps.
The following maps in our Durham series cover the Derwentside area. The index right shows the area covered by these maps.
Finally the following map is beyond Weardale and into Teesdale. Barnard Castle has always been an important crossing point of the Tees, and with its castle and great Bowes Museum - designed by the French architect Jules Pellechet, and with a fine collection of paintings and objets d'art - it remains one of the North East's most attractive towns.
The area is also covered, at a smaller scale, by some of our One Inch to the Mile Maps. Click on the thumbnail right for a sample extract.
Parts of the county are also covered in our small scale Inch to the Mile series. For further details visit the One Inch page.
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.