Old Ordnance Survey Maps of County Durham

  • These detailed maps normally cover an area of about one and a half miles by one mile. Each map includes an introduction.
  • They are available through our On-line Mapshop

  • Here are the details of maps for Shildon:

  • Co Durham 42.11a Shildon 1896 - published 1994; intro by Steven Dyke. ISBN.978-0-85054-625-5
  • Co Durham 42.11b Shildon 1915 - published 2022; intro by Tom Hutchinson. ISBN.978-1-78721-587-0

    We have published two versions of this map, showing how the area changed across the years. Both are double-sided for maximum coverage.

    Shildon is famous as a railway town; the Stockton & Darlington Railway opened their locomotive works from 1825, and today a major branch of the National Railway Museum is based here. Our maps include both Shildon, the original settlement, and New Shildon, the railway town.

    Features on the main map include at Shildon the Main Street, St John's church, Market Place, Shildon Lodge Colliery, West Durham Wallsend Colliery, Coppy Crook Cottages, Red House. At the foot of the map is New Shildon and here are Shildon station (in the SE corner), Shildon Colliery, Shildon Wagon Works, and the various streets developed around the railway. The NER Black Boy Branch, and Surtees Railway run through the map. Overleaf we include part of adjacent map 42.15 and this continues coverage south, including the rest of the wagon works, part of the Brusselton Incline railway, and All Saints church.

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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 England, return to the England page.
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