Old Ordnance Survey Maps of County Durham

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  • Here are the details of maps for Pelton Fell:

  • Co Durham Sheet 12.12 Pelton Fell & Newfield 1915 - published 2005; intro by David Butler. ISBN.978-1-84151-804-6

    This very detailed map covers two mining villages west of Chester-le-Street and south of the historic Pelton village. Two railways run through the map: the NER Annfield Plain Branch, including Pelton station, now part of the C2C cycle route; and the NER Pontop & South Shields Branch. There are two large collieries, Pelton Colliery (Newfield Pit), with coke ovens, and Pelton Fell Colliery, with all sidings, shafts etc shown. Numerous mineral lines are shown: Waldridge Wagonway, a tramway from Pelton Fell Colliery to Het Hill (to Tribley Pit, off the map), and the beginning of wagonways to Handenhold, Craghead and West Pelton. Stellagill Sidings are at the east end of the map. The Chester-Craghead road runs along the lower part of the map, including Traveller's Rest pub. This area has changed greatly (part is being redveloped again in 2006) and the mining and railway detail will fascinate all local historians. We include directories for Pelton Fell, Newfield and Chester-le-Street on the reverse.

    The map links up with Sheets 12.08 Pelton & Urpeth to the north, and 13.09 Chester-le-Street to the east.


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