Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Weardale, Teesdale and SW Durham

As a County Durham publisher we naturally have a range of maps for the south west of the county, including Weardale, and most of the area is also covered in our One Inch to the Mile series. Naturally the maps include numerous collieries in the mining towns of Tow Law and Crook, the latter with its great Peases West coke and chemical complex; while at Shildon there is the famous wagon works. Around them are many railways, parts of the old Stockton & Darlington, but also such lines as the Surtees Railway, and the Stanley Incline.

All is not industry, however. Bishop Auckland has the castle or palace of the Bishops of Durham, and Barnard Castle the Bowes Museum. Each map includes an introduction to the history of the area, and some include extracts from contemporary directories. Follow the links for more information on individual maps.

The following maps in our Durham series cover the Derwentside area. The index right shows the area covered by these maps.

  • Sheet 25.11 Tow Law 1897 - published 1999; introduction by David Butler
  • Sheet 33.04 Crook (West) 1895 - published 2002; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • Sheet 34.01 Crook (East) 1896 - published 2001; intro by Alan Godfrey
  • Sheet 42.02 Bishop Auckland 1896 - published 1993; intro by Jennifer Gill
  • Sheet 42.11 Shildon 1896 - published 1994; intro by Steven Dyke

    Finally the following map is beyond Weardale and into Teesdale. Barnard Castle has always been an important crossing point of the Tees, and with its castle and great Bowes Museum - designed by the French architect Jules Pellechet, and with a fine collection of paintings and objets d'art - it remains one of the North East's most attractive towns.

  • Sheet 52.04 Barnard Castle 1897 - published 1993; intro by John Pickin

    The area is also covered, at a smaller scale, by some of our One Inch to the Mile Maps. Click on the thumbnail right for a sample extract.

  • Sheet 25 Alston Moor & Upper Weardale - published 2001; intro by Robert Forsythe. This includes a map of Rookhope.
  • Sheet 26 Lower Weardale & West Durham 1903 - published 2001; intro by David Butler. This includes a map of Brancepeth Colliery.
  • Sheet 32 SW Durham 1904 - published 2003; intro by David Butler. This includes a map of West Auckland.

    Parts of the county are also covered in our small scale Inch to the Mile series. For further details visit the One Inch page.

    Most maps in the Godfrey Edition are taken from the 25 inch to the mile map and reduced to about 15 inches to the mile. They cost just £ 3.00 each (Coloured editions £ 3.50). For a full list of English maps, return to the England page

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