Original Victorian County Map of County Durham c1883 in Colour
Type: County Map
Subtitled: Reduced from the Ordnance Survey Divided into 5 Mile Squares.
Size overall: 515x345mm (20.25x13.5inches).
Printing Method: Engraving.
Provenance: Edited and Published by George W. Bacon FRGS., Agent by Appointment for the Ordnance Maps, 127 Strand. London c1883.
There is a reference plate to the Parliamentary Divisions which include: Jarrow, Houghton le Spring, Chester le Street, NW, Mid, SE, Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle. It also shows railway routes with the official names of Railway Stations which are "engraved in special character". . It also shows the official names of Railway Stations which are "engraved in special character".
The description may be of a later or earlier map, if you are looking for a particular street, house, farm or place, please ask us to verify its' presence before buying.
Some of the houses, farms and places of interest named on the map include:
Bradley Hall near Ryton - Axwell Park near Winlaton
Mount House near Swalwell and Whickham - Saltwell Hall near Bensham
Dunston Asylum, Bensham Flats, Derwent Hough, all near Gateshead
Marsden Hall near Marsden - Letchmere House and Farringdon Hall near Tunstall
Warren House and Hordon Hall near Thorpe
Twizell Hall near Beamish
Nettlesworth Hall near Waldridge, The Woodlands and Humber House near Lanchester
Newlands Hall near Woolsingham, Billy House near Billy Row, Bedburn House and Bedburn Hall near Bedburn
Raby Park and Raby Castle
Winbush House near Darlington, Dun House and Streatlam Castle near Streatlam cum Stainton
Brig House and Bank house near High Force, Letchmere House near Ryhope, Field House near Seaham, Braddyll Arms Inn near Hawthorn
Amerston Hall near Embleton, Stob House near Caxton, Cowley House and Sands Farm near Sedgefield
West Close House near Merrington, Plum Tree House near Butterwick, Whin Field House near Aycliffe
Potter House near Kimblesworth, Hartside House near Witton Gilbert, Pancake Hall and High Grange near Durham, Tudhoe Iron Works and Spennymoor House near Spennymoor.
PLEASE NOTE: Should you be looking for a particular farm, public house or similar - please feel free to ask (give us a nearby large town to work from).
It measures overall 515x345mm (20.25x13.5inches); printed area 450 x 300mm (18 x 12.00") approx. It has an as published fold to the centre. It originally would have been in an atlas, edge mounted so as to avoid damage to the map, and not stapled. It is suitable for framing. There is a little age yellowing. The watermarks are NOT on the original map. This item will be packaged in a tube and sent Royal Mail Small Parcels.
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