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.
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  • Here are the details of maps for Craghead:

  • Co Durham Sheet 12.15 Craghead 1895 - published 2000; intro by Tom Oliphant. ISBN.978-1-84151-158-0

    This very detailed map covers the colliery village of Craghead, just SE of Stanley. The map is double-sided to give maximum coverage. The main map covers the village itself, including Craghead Colliery - George Pit and William Pit - and Holmside Colliery - Oswald Pit and Thomas Pit. The Craghead Wagonway is included. The map then extends a mile east into countryside as far as Broomy Holm and includes the Black House pub (today the Charlaw Inn). On the reverse a section of adjacent sheet 12.14 extends coverage west to Windmill Hill, today the setting for 2 massive wind turbines. There is a short directory of Holmside Parish, and Tom Oliphant's notes remind us of the village's links with the engineer William Hedley, and tells us that Hilary Clinton's grandfather, Jonathan Rodham, was born here in Wagtail Cottages.

    The map links up with Sheet 19.03 Holmside & Edmondsley to the south.


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