This very detailed map covers two mining villages west of Chester-le-Street and south of the historic Pelton village. Two railways run through the map: the NER Annfield Plain Branch, including Pelton station, now part of the C2C cycle route; and the NER Pontop & South Shields Branch. There are two large collieries, Pelton Colliery (Newfield Pit), with coke ovens, and Pelton Fell Colliery, with all sidings, shafts etc shown. Numerous mineral lines are shown: Waldridge Wagonway, a tramway from Pelton Fell Colliery to Het Hill (to Tribley Pit, off the map), and the beginning of wagonways to Handenhold, Craghead and West Pelton. Stellagill Sidings are at the east end of the map. The Chester-Craghead road runs along the lower part of the map, including Traveller's Rest pub. This area has changed greatly (part is being redveloped again in 2006) and the mining and railway detail will fascinate all local historians. Includes directories for Pelton Fell, Newfield and Chester-le-Street on the reverse.
The map links up with Sheets 12.08 Pelton & Urpeth to the north, and 13.09 Chester-le-Street to the east.
About the 'Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Maps' Series
Alan Godfrey has so far published over 2,000 of these detailed street maps for towns in England, Wales and Scotland.
The Maps are highly detailed, taken from the old Ordnance Survey 1/2500 scale plans and reprinted at about 14 inches to the mile (1:4,340). Most maps cover about one mile (1.6kms) by one and a half miles (2.4kms) - Adjoining sheets can be assembled together to provide wider coverage.
They cover towns in great detail, showing individual houses and property boundaries, railway tracks, factories, churches, mills, canals, tramways and even minutiae such as dockside cranes, fountains, signal posts, pathways, sheds, wells, etc.
A number of locations are covered by two or three maps, each covering different time periods allowing you to see the development of the area over half a century or more.
In addition, Alan Godfrey are now offering some coloured maps - making use of the original hand-coloured versions from Ordnance Survey.
Alan Godfrey’s reproductions use the sheet reference sequence of the original Ordnance Survey maps which were arranged by county. We have added county and city tags to the vast majority of the maps, using these filters will make it easier to find the map you want! - However, if you are struggling please just get in contact and we will be happy to help.
|Publisher||Alan Godfrey Maps|
|Series||Old Ordnance Survey Maps|
|Product Type||Folded Map|
|Scale||15 inches to 1 mile (1:4,340)|
|Dimensions||Folded: 12x21cm, unfolded: 60x42cm|
|Item weight||0.025 Kg|
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