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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

Durham in Tudor Times

This is a map of County Durham that was made in 1576, when Elizabeth I was Queen.

County Durham, 1576 (D/CL 23/2)

Click on the PDF link below to view an enlarged version:

Tudor Map of County Durham (PDF, 12Mb)

Have a good look at it and see if you can find any places that you recognise. Be careful though, the spelling may be different to the spelling we use today, and some of the letters may look different.

When you've had a good look at that map, let's look at a map of Durham City.