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.
A 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.
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
Other libraries such as Alnwick, Ashington, Bedlington, Blyth
and Hexham hold maps for their immediate surrounding area,
Please contact the libraries for information on the maps they
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.