Local Maps

Maps which show how the area has changed over the years.
Some of the image files are extremely large to retain the necessary detail

Speed's map of Newcastle, 1610

This map originally appeared as an inset on John Speed's map of Northumberland, published in 1610

Beilby's Map Of Newcastle & Gateshead - 1788?

Although clearly dated 1788, there are a number of features of this map which make me suspect it actually dates from a few years later, such as streets which weren't built until the mid 1790s.

Cole & Roper's Map Of Newcastle & Gateshead 1801

Cole & Roper's maps were originally published in their 'British Atlas', which appeared in various editions from 1801. The map most likely shows the area as it appeared in the late 1790s.

Gateshead 1850

Reid's Map 1863

This map is from Reid's Handbook of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1863. The concentric circles show how long it took the sound to arrive from a cannon fired from the castle keep.

Gateshead Boundaries 1868

This map prepared by the Ordnance Survey for the Boundary Commission shows various civil and ecclesiastical boundaries (actual and proposed).

1890 Bacon Map of Newcastle & Gateshead

Taken from the "New Large Scale Atlas Of The British Isles" dating from approximately 1890. If this map is insufficiently clear, for a more detailed view click the following link for a high resolution version (6.9Mb)

Michelin Map 1920

This map appeared in the 1920 edition of the Michelin Guide to the British Isles. The tram routes are clearly shown, and various garages are highlighted.

Central Newcastle c.1938

from Geographia Plan of Newcastle & Gateshead (no date on map, but the features indicate a date around 1938). Tram routes are marked in red

Gateshead c.1938

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