Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Northumberland

  • 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 Earsdon and Backworth:

  • Northumberland Sheet 89.02 Earsdon, Shiremoor & Backworth 1895 - published 2007; intro by Roy Young. ISBN.978-1-84784-063-9

    This detailed map covers the village of Earsdon and extends west to include the mining village of West Holywell and Backworth Colliery, then south to part of Shire Moor. Features include St Alban's church, Murton Grange, Earsdon Junction, Abbey Shot Factory, Earsdon Colliery (Church Pit), Holywell goods station, Backworth Colliery (Maude Pit). A stretch of the NER Blyth & Tyne line is shown, plus the Backworth Colliery Railway, East Holywell Colliery Railway and Church Pit Branch; also a stretch of the NER Tynemouth line (now part of the Metro). We include 1897 directories for Backworth, Earsdon and Holywell on the reverse.


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