Alston Moor & Upper Weardale 1903 - England Sheet 25
This folded map which measures approximately 24" x 18" when unfolded is produced by Alan Godfrey and covers an area of about 18 miles by 12 miles. It shows railways, roads and canals, and gives a broad view of a wider area. It also includes an introduction and a more detailed map of a small town or village.
There are parts of 5 counties on this map: Cumberland and Durham are the principal constituents, but there are also sections of Northumberland and Westmorland and, at the foot, a tiny fragment of Yorkshire. Our author Robert Forsythe describes it as at the core of the Pennines, and with upper Weardale running through it, this is a dramatic landscape. Coverage stretches from Alston eastward to Eastgate, and southward to Widdybank Fell. On the reverse is a map of Bolt's Burn, today better known as Rookhope, and a feature of both maps is the group of remarkable railways that ran here.
It is not possible to list the many hamlets, farmsteads and other topographical features shown on these maps. However, you may find it useful if we list the towns and principal villages or church parishes that are included on this map. Links are given for those for which detailed large-scale maps are also available.
Cumberland: Alston, Garrigill, Nenthead.
Co Durham: Bolt's Burn, Eastgate, Ireshopeburn, Langdon Common, Rookhope, St John's Chapel.
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