Old Ordnance Survey Inch to the Mile Maps

  • These maps normally cover an area of about 18 miles by 12 miles and are especially good at showing railways, roads and canals, and at giving a broad view of a wider area. Each includes an introduction and a more detailed map of a small town or village. They are available through our On-line Mapshop

  • Here is information about Sheet 25:

  • One Inch Sheet 25 Alston Moor & Upper Weardale 1903 - published 2001; intro by Robert Forsythe. ISBN.978-1-84151-233-4

    There are parts of 5 counties on this map: Cumberland and Durham are the principal constituents, but there are also sections of Northumberland and Westmorland and, at the foot, a tiny fragment of Yorkshire. Our author Robert Forsythe describes it as at the core of the Pennines, and with upper Weardale running through it, thisis a dramatic landscape. Coverage stretches from Alston eastward to Eastgate, and southward to Widdybank Fell. On the reverse is a map of Bolt's Burn, topday better known as Rookhope, and a feature of both maps is the group of remarkable railways that ran here.

    It is not possible to list the many hamlets, farmsteads and other topographical features shown on these maps. However, you may find it useful if we list the towns and principal villages or church parishes that are included on this map. Links are given for those for which detailed large-scale maps are also available.

  • Cumberland: Alston, Garrigill, Nenthead.
  • Co Durham: Bolt's Burn, Eastgate, Ireshopeburn, Langdon Common, Rookhope, St John's Chapel.
  • Northumberland: Allenheads.

    Index maps are available showing the areas covered by the Inch to the Mile maps. Go to This page

    You can order maps direct from our On-line Mapshop. For a full list of Inch to the Mile maps go to the Inch to the Mile page, where you will also find details of prices. For information on the rest of the series, go to The Index Page.

    Alan Godfrey Maps, Prospect Business Park, Leadgate, Consett, Co Durham, DH8 7PW / sales@alangodfreymaps.co.uk / 16 April 2011