Old Ordnance Survey Maps of County Durham

  • These detailed maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction.
  • They are available through our On-line Mapshop

  • Here are the details of maps for Bishop Auckland:

  • Durham 42.02a Bishop Auckland 1896 - published 1993; intro by Jennifer Gill. ISBN.978-0-85054-613-2
  • Durham 42.02b Bishop Auckland 1915 - published 2021; intro by Alan Godfrey. ISBN.978-1-78721-428-6

    We have published two versions of this map to show how the area changed across the years. Each map is double-sided to give maximum coverage.

    The maps show most of the town of Bishop Auckland, historic home of the Bishop of Durham. The main map covers the town centre, with coverage stretching from Newton Cap Viaduct southward to the workhouse, and westward to the village of Escomb with its historic Saxon church; Etherley Moor and Etherley Dene are in the lower SW corner. Features include the station, goods station, with the various railway lines fanning out; Town Head, Newgate Street, Tenters Street, Bridge End, Town Hall, St Anne's church, steel works, West Mill, Auckland Engine Works.

    On the reverse is part of adjacent sheet 42.03 taking coverage further east to include Auckland Castle.


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  • Maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. For a full list of maps for England, return to the England page.
    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 7PW / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 23 April 2021