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 26:

  • One Inch Sheet 26 Lower Weardale & West Durham 1903 - published 2001; intro by David Butler. ISBN.978-1-84151-235-8

    This One Inch Ordnance Survey map covers the western area of County Durham, stretching from Stanhope eastward to Durham City itself (which is split by the right hand margin), and from Lanchester southward to Bishop Auckland. It is an area of rich contrasts, with the Wear Valley meandering through the map; the western part of the map is partly moorland, while everywhere there are industrial railways, collieries and steel works, long since gone. On the reverse we include a detailed map of Brancepeth Colliery.

    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.

  • Co Durham: Bearpark, Billy Row, Bishop Auckland, Brancepeth, Brandon, Broom, Byers Green, Cornsay, Coundon, Crook, Escomb, Esh Winning, Framwellgate Moor, Frosterley, Hamsterley, Hedleyhope, Helmington Row, Hunwick, Kimblesworth, Kirk Merrington, Lanchester, Langley Moor, Langley Park, Middlestone, Nevilles Cross, Newfield, Plawsworth, Satley, Spennymoor, Stanhope, Sunderland Bridge, Tow Law, Tudhoe, Ushaw Moor, Waskerley, Waterhouses, Willington, Witton Gilbert, Witton le Wear, Wolsingham.

    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