Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Sunderland

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  • Here are the details of maps for Hetton Downs:

  • Co Durham Sheet 20.04 Hetton Downs & Rainton Bridge 1895 - published 2006; intro by David Butler. ISBN.978-1-84151-884-8

    This very detailed map covers an area just south of Houghton-le-Spring. Part of the village of Hetton Downs is in the SE corner, and the map also includes Rainton Bridge. Features include All Saints church, High Downs Square; Hetton Colliery Railway, Rainton & Seaham Railway; three powered inclines - Byer Bank, Copt Hill Bank, Rainton Bank; Rainton Mill, Rainton Troughs, St Michaels RC church, Houghton cemetery, Houghton Brewery. We include directories for Eppleton (or Hetton Downs) and Rainton East parishes.

    The map links up with Sheet 3.16 Houghton-le-Spring to the north and 20.08 Hetton-le-Hole to the south.

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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 the North East, return to the North East page.

    The Godfrey Edition / godfreyedition@btinternet.com / 2 June 2014