Some interesting and useful maps of the Dale

Local Maps

Maps of Teesdale Area

Click any of the links below to view the maps in more detail.
Some maps from openstreetmap.org

Historical Maps

Old maps of the North of England can provide valuable insights into the region's history, geography, and development over time. Here are some key features and examples of old maps of the North of England:

Early maps: Some of the earliest maps of the North of England date back to the 16th and 17th centuries, when cartography was still a relatively new field. These maps often feature elaborate illustrations and annotations, as well as inaccuracies and omissions due to the limited information available at the time.

Land ownership: Many old maps of the North of England show land ownership and boundaries, which can provide insights into the social and economic structures of the time. For example, the Enclosure Acts of the 18th and 19th centuries led to the consolidation of small landholdings into larger, more profitable estates, and this is reflected in many old maps.

Industrial development: The North of England played a key role in the Industrial Revolution, and many old maps reflect this with their emphasis on transportation routes, factories, and other industrial infrastructure. For example, the 1852 "Map of the County Palatine of Durham" shows the extensive network of railways and collieries that drove the region's economy at the time.

Navigation: Old maps of the North of England were often used for navigation and travel, and many feature detailed information on roads, bridges, and other transportation routes. For example, the 1745 "Plan of the Road from London to Edinburgh" shows the major roads and towns along the route, as well as the distance between them.

Examples of old maps of the North of England include the Ordnance Survey maps from the 19th and early 20th centuries, which provide detailed information on land use, topography, and infrastructure, as well as historic maps from the British Library and other archives. These maps can be valuable resources for researchers, historians, and anyone interested in the region's history and development.

A website directory is for all things around Teesdale, County Durham and also anything Internet related in the Dale.

This website is provided by Jamie McBain BSc of Pennine Website Development.