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Local Maps

also known as: local maps, Northumberland maps, ordnance survey.

The perfect aid for local studies and family history, maps are an excellent reference tool dating as far back as the 1860s and provided in a range of scales.

Local Maps

Local MapsA selection of Northumberland Libraries provide local maps, which are an invaluable resource for people researching the history of their town or village. With maps dating as far back as the 1520s they provide a unique snapshot of Northumberland's heritage and they are free for library members to use. Staff at your local library are trained to help you to use the maps.

Maps are available at Alnwick, Ashington, Bedlington, Berwick, Blyth, Hexham, Morpeth and Ponteland.

Ordnance Survey Maps of Northumberland 1860s

Morpeth Library has a large collection of maps including the 25 inch to 1 mile Ordnance Survey Maps for the county dating from 1860s. This collection of maps includes settlements in Northumberland showing towns, villages, hamlets and individual buildings. These maps are incredibly detailed, providing a unique historical view of Northumberland.

Click here to view the full list of these maps or contact Morpeth Library for more information.

Maps of Northumberland

Other libraries such as Alnwick, Ashington, Bedlington, Blyth and Hexham hold maps for their immediate surrounding area, including:

  • 1520s maps of Northumberland
  • 1760s maps of Northumberland
  • 1820s maps of Northumberland
  • 1980s postcode sector maps 1:100000 scale of Northumberland
  • Present day maps of Northumberland

Please contact the libraries for information on the maps they provide.

Northumberland Archives Service at Woodhorn Museum, Archive & County Park also has an extensive collection of Ordnance Survey maps from the 1st to provisional editions.

Please note that you must register to use these maps - click here for more information.


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