This is one of a small group of maps covering Durham, and covers the southern suburbs of the city. The area was still largely rural in 1897 with a scattering of large houses and villas such as Elvetmoor House, Oswald House, Elvet Hill, Hollinside. The hamlet of Houghall is towards the SE corner. The small Elvet Colliery is at the top of the map along with Quarryhead Lane and Charley's Cross. Other features include Houghall Hospital, Mountjoy Reservoir, Hollinside Wood, Observatory, St Cuthbert's cemetery. The crossroads with the Duke of Wellington pub is towards the NW corner. On the reverse is a large section of the 1919 Edition, showing how the area was developing.
The map links up with Sheets 27.01 Durham City to the north, 26.08 Langley Moor to the west and 27.06 Shincliffe to the east.
About the 'Alan Godfrey Old Ordnance Survey Maps' Series
Alan Godrey 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 Godrey 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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