Exploitation of the area’s greatest historic asset, coal, began in the 13th century but was restricted to the exposed coalfield west of Newcastle, near the river for easy transport. It is an urban industrial region that comprises five Darlington became a centre of locomotive production and railway engineering. Detailed map of Esh Winning; Durham sheet 26.02Introduction by Alan GodfreyCovers Esh Colliery, Flass Hall, Rag Path Cottage, Hag House, School and East Flass, Detailed map of Ushaw Moor; Durham sheet 26.03Introduction by Alan GodfreyCovers Ushaw Moor Colliery, New Brancepeth Colliery, Broad Gate, Sleetburn Mill Farm, Bracken hill, Hare Holme and Ushaw Moor Station, Detailed map of Langley Moor; Durham sheet 26.08Introduction by David ButlerFrom Broompark Colliery to Langley Moor, incl part of Brandon Colliery village, Bearpark (detached) Langley Farm and Old Hall; incl extract from 1915 map, Detailed map of Meadowfield area; Durham sheet 26.12Introduction by David ButlerIncludes 3 collieries: Brandon, Browney and Littleburn, Brickworks, Littleburn Farm, Red Barns and Sawmill Cottages; also good directory for Brandon, Detailed map of Durham; Durham sheet 27.01Introduction by Alan GodfreyGood coverage of this great city, incl cathedral, university, stn, Elvet stn, Gilesgate goods stn, Neville's Cross, Crossgate, Claypath. Updates? Two new towns, Newton Aycliffe and Peterlee, were established to absorb population from declining mining areas. Like most British areas strongly dependent upon heavy industry, the region suffered during the economically depressed years between World Wars I and II, and unemployment has remained a problem despite efforts to diversify the industrial structure. Tyne and Wear, metropolitan county in northeastern England. Detailed map of Sacriston; Durham sheet 19.08Introduction by David ButlerDouble-sided map, incl small town of Sacriston, also Nettlesworth, part of Kimblesworth; incl Sacriston and Charlow collieries, St Bede's RC Church and St Peter's Church. Durham was designated a “special area” and in 1945 became part of the North East Development Area. Detailed map of Chertsey; Surrey sheet 11.06Introduction by Tony PainterCovers All Saints Church, Railway Station, Stepgates, Steven's Bridge, Cemetery, Abbey Bridge, St Peter's Church and Cockrow Hill.find out more, Detailed map of Northenden Lancashire sheet 111.14Historical introduction by Chris MakepeaceCovers Northenden Junction, Royle Green, Moorend, St Wilfrid's Church, Northenden Station, Rose Hill Convalescent Home and Sharston Green.find out more, Wo 4.14a Stourbridge (South) & Old Winsford 1901, Detailed map of Stourbridge (S); Worcs sheet 4.14Introduction by Barrie TrinderCoversChawn Hill, St Mary's Church, Studley Court, Old Swinford Hospital, Hungary Hill Mines and Stourbridge Junction.find out more, Wo 4.10b Soutrbridge (North) & Amblecote 1914, Detailed map of Stourbridge (N); Worcs sheet 4.10Introduction by Barrie TrinderCovers Bouchall, Stambermill, Railway Station, Amblecote Hall, Holy Trinity Church, St Thomas' Church, Corbett Hospital and Wollaston Hall.find out more, Detailed map of Upper Edmonton; London sheet 3Historical introduction by Pamela TaylorCovers Pymmes Park, St David's Hospital, Silver Street Station, Regal Cinema, Craig Park, North Middlesex County Hospital and Town Hall.find out more, Detailed map of Lower Edmonton; London sheet 1Historical introduction by Pamela TaylorCovers Edmonton Cemetery, All Saints Church, Latymer School, Railway Station, Bury Hall Nursery, Sports Ground and Secondary School.find out more, Detailed map of Dore; Yorkshire 298.06Introduction by Melvyn JonesCovers Abbeydale Park, Dore & Totley Station, Limb Bridge, Ryecroft Farm, Dore Hall, Causeway Head and Brinkburn Grange.find out more, Y 298.03 Sheffield (Millhouses) & Norton Woodseats, Detailed map of Sheffield Millhouses; Yorkshire 298.03Introduction by Melvyn JonesCovers Holy Trinity Church, Railway Station, Abbey Hotel, The Folds, Woodeseats Road Brick Works and Norton Cemetery.find out more, Aberdeenshire (Including City of Aberdeen, Banffshire & Kincardineshire), The Rhineland (Cologne, Düsseldorf & Duisburg), For a detailed description of this map click here. In the western uplands, thin soils and ill-drained peat permit only sheep grazing, but stock raising is possible in the valleys. The situation not only changes daily, but often hourly. The Customs House (centre left), an arts and entertainment venue on the River Tyne, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, northeastern England. The disappearance of coal mining and the decline of heavy industry in the area by the end of the 20th century shifted the economic focus to newer manufacturing sectors, such as electronics and automotive engineering, and to service activities. Situated on the shores of Lake Scugog, the Township of Scugog is characterized by its scenic countryside, smaller hamlets and a thriving heritage downtown in Port Perry.