Durham books and mapsHere is a list of books for Durham that you may find useful.
Durham books: Maps
OS Explorer Map is the Ordnance Survey's most detailed map and is recommended for anyone enjoying outdoor activities like walking, horse riding and off-road cycling. Providing complete GB coverage the series details essential information such as youth hostels, pubs and visitor information as well as rights of way, permissive paths and bridleways.
Publication: 28 April 2008
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.
Publication: 29 Sep 2005
This atlas of Durham contains 29 pages of coloured street mapping that extends to:
Also included is a large scale city centre map of Durham.
Postcode districts and one-way streets are featured on the mapping.
The index section lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and station names, hospitals and hospices covered by this atlas.
Publication: 10 Jun 2008
Durham books: Travel Guides
Northumbria is home to the loneliest stretches of moorland and coast in the country. The region has much to offer the nature lover, walking enthusiast, history buff, gastronome and gardener: rare wildlife, Georgian architecture, the Pennine hills, Hadrian's Wall, Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle, featured in the Harry Potter films. Gemma Hall shares her love of Northumberland, Durham and Tyneside, guiding visitors through historic towns, cities and villages; across the Cheviot Hills and along Northumberland's Heritage Coast; to outdoor swimming spots, high altitude flower meadows and the wooded gorges of the Durham coast.
Publication: 2 July 2012
Durham books: History & Heritage
The City of Durham was founded in AD 995. The author bases his definitive study on scholarly research, and tells Durham's remarkable story in the language of a skilled communicator. It is a tale of saints and sinners, of bishops and battles, deans and demagogues, of monarchs and men, set against and within one of the most magnificent architectural backdrops in the world.
Publication: October 10, 2003
Each old photograph of Durham is accompanied by a recent image that shows the reader exactly how the city has changed over the years. Parts of the city have been altered beyond recognition in the last 40 years or so. See how the changes have happened. This book has been compiled as a permanent record of what was once there and now has gone. The book is broadly divided into areas: the City Centre, North Road, Old Elvet and New Elvet, Crossgate, Claypath and Gilesgate. Whether you are a resident of Durham or a visitor, this book will appeal to everyone. Many of the old bygone scenes featured in the book are now lost and can only be identified by matching up with a recent image.
Publication: 25 May 2013
The Story of Durham traces the evolution of a city that medieval writers likened to Jerusalem, which Ruskin termed one of the wonders of the world, and which Pevsner, more modestly, called one of the architectural experiences of Europe. To Bill Bryson, meanwhile, Durham appeared 'a perfect little city' with 'the best cathedral on planet Earth'. The city is a physical manifestation of a significant event in our history: the Romanesque cathedral and castle together constitute this country's monument to the Norman invasion, the last of our country. Beautifully illustrated, this popular history by a leading academic will delight residents and visitors alike.
Publication: 1 July 2013
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