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 Durham (South) & Houghall:

  • Co Durham Sheet 27.05 Durham City (South) 1897 - published 1997; intro by David Butler. ISBN.978-0-85054-895-2

    This is one of a small group of maps covering Durham, and covers the southern suburbs of the city. The area was still largely rural in 1897 with a scattering of large houses and villas such as Elvetmoor House, Oswald House, Elvet Hill, Hollinside. The hamlet of Houghall is towards the SE corner. The small Elvet Colliery is at the top of the map along with Quarryhead Lane and Charley's Cross. Other features include Houghall Hospital, Mountjoy Reservoir, Hollinside Wood, Observatory, St Cuthbert's cemetery. The crossroads with the Duke of Wellington pub is towards the NW corner. On the reverse we include a large section of the 1919 Edition, showing how the area was developing.

    The map links up with Sheets 27.01 Durham City to the north, 26.08 Langley Moor to the west and 27.06 Shincliffe to the east.


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