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Tow Law 1897: Durham Sheet 25.11 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of County Durham) Map – Facsimile, Folded Map

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Product details

  • Map
  • Publisher: Alan Godfrey Maps; Facsimile of 1897 ed edition (April 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841510629
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841510620
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,980,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Detailed map of Tow Law; Durham sheet 25.11. Historical introduction by David Butler. Tow Law stands over 1,000 feet up, and developed in the mid 19th century with the growth of the Weardale Iron Co; the population peaked at 5,005 in 1881 but had fallen to 4,371 by 1901; the iron works closed in the 1880s, local ore being too expensive to extract. However, this is still a busy map with several collieries and railways. Features include the town itself, with cattle market, Dan's Castle, Tow Law Iron Works (a smaller works run by Joseph Bond), station, St Philip & St James church, South Cornsay, Black Prince Colliery. Further east the map includes West Thornley Colliery, Hedleyhope Colliery and the NER's Hedleyhope Incline. All the collieries have extensive coke ovens. On the reverse we include a small extract of adjacent sheet 25.10 extending coverage to Inkerman. A directory is also included.

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Excellent for seeing how the town was in those days. Particularly liked seeing the locations of the pits which have long gone and the railway lines that serviced them.
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