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County Durham books and maps

Here is a list of books for County Durham that you may find useful.



County Durham books: Maps

Durham County Atlas (A-Z County Towns Atlas)
Durham County Atlas (A-Z County Towns Atlas)

This atlas of County Durham has 163 pages of street mapping that feature all the major towns and villages. Also included are 8 pages of road mapping covering the whole of the county.

The street map section has 154 pages of continuous mapping extending from the City of Durham to:

Ebchester, Burnopfield, Birtley, Washington Town Centre, Ryhope Colliery, Seaham, Horden, Hartlepool, Seaton Carew, Wynyard Village, Long Newton, Durham Tees Valley Airport, Darlington, Newton Aycliffe, Shildon, West Aukland, Crook, Willington, Lanchester and Consett.
A large scale city centre map of Durham is included.
There is separate street mapping of:

Rookhope, St. John's Chapel, Stanhope, Frosterley, Wolsingham, Tow Law, Middleton-in-Teesdale, Eggleston, Butterknowle, Cockfield, Cotherstone, Bowes, Barnard Castle, Staindrop and Gainford.
Postcode districts and one-way streets are featured on the street mapping.

The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, junction, place, area and station names. There is a separate list of hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.

Price: £6.10

Publication: 29 Sep 2005

Durham County Atlas (A-Z County Towns Atlas)   Durham County Atlas (A-Z County Towns Atlas)


Philip's Street Atlas County Durham and Teesside
Philip's Street Atlas County Durham and Teesside

Philip's Street Atlas County Durham and Teesside gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the area. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map. The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a scale of 1.75 inches to 1 mile, with larger scale maps at a scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile. Durham, Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough city centres are shown at 7 inches to 1 mile. Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest. Also included in this edition are fixed single and multiple speed-camera locations, with corresponding speed limits. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.

Price: £8.39

Publication: 1 Aug 2012 [Spiral-Bound]

Philip's Street Atlas County Durham and Teesside   Philip's Street Atlas County Durham and Teesside


County Durham books: History & Heritage

County Durham (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England)
County Durham (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England)

The premier monument is Durham Cathedral, greatest of English Norman churches. Lovers of the Middle Ages will also seek out the county's exceptional Anglo-Saxon churches, while many of its great castles - Brancepeth, Raby, Auckland, Lambton - conceal palatial Georgian and Victorian interiors. The landscape varies dramatically, from the wilds of Teesdale and Weardale, in the west, to the pioneering industrial ports of Sunderland and Hartlepool on the coast, including fine gentry houses and stone-built market towns. South Tyneside and northern Cleveland, historically part of County Durham, are also covered.

Price: £18.75

Publication: 1 Jan 1983

County Durham (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England)   County Durham (Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England)


County Durham Strange But True (In Old Photographs S.)
County Durham Strange But True (In Old Photographs S.)

"County Durham Strange But True" gathers together a collection of unusual, curious and downright extraordinary events, people and phenomena from around the county. Included in these pages are the amazing achievements of Gertrude Bell, explorer, academic and diplomat, and the story of Durham's musical dwarf, Count Joseph Boruwlaski, along with the history behind the imposing Greek-style Penshaw Monument, which dominates the landscape around Washington, Wainhope's fossilised tree and the concrete ship on the River Wear. The county is home to some obscure customs, such as the loving cup at Whitburn and Ushaw College's traditional ball game, 'cat'. Add to these the amazing tales of the mighty beasts reared by local stock breeders in the Darlington area, reports of fairies at Bishopston and legendary stories of monsters at large in the countryside, and you have all the ingredients for an off-beat view of County Durham's peculiar past.

Price: £11.99

Publication: 17 Jun 2004 [Paperback]

County Durham Strange But True (In Old Photographs S.)   County Durham Strange But True (In Old Photographs S.)


County Durham books: Walking and Tours

100 Walks in County Durham
100 Walks in County Durham

This omnibus collection of local walks covers the whole of County Durham and is designed to appeal to those wishing to go on family outings. The book includes 100 route descriptions of circular walks from 3-12 miles. Each walk has a map, points of interest and places to eat and drink en route, plus suggestions for easy car parking. Places covered include Bishops Auckland, Durham and Middleton-in-Teeside.

Price: £8.09

Publication: 24 Feb 1992

100 Walks in County Durham   100 Walks in County Durham


Pocket Pub Walks County Durham and Teesside
Pocket Pub Walks County Durham and Teesside

This work offers a collection of twenty circular walks all based on good local pubs. It includes walks near Darlington, Bishop Auckland, and Durham City. It also covers maps and photographs.

Price: £4.99

Publication: 24 May 2006

Pocket Pub Walks County Durham and Teesside   Pocket Pub Walks County Durham and Teesside


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