Description of Special Collection
Collection Level Description: Arthur Hedley Maps
- Collection name: Arthur Hedley Maps
- Collection code: GB 033 AHM
- Date range: Maps published between 1893-1952
- Extent: 179 items
- Language: English
- Created by: Arthur Morton Hedley (b. 1872)
- Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Folded 6 inch Ordnance Survey maps, mostly for Co. Durham, and Northumberland, with others for Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Oxfordshire and Cornwall, which have been annotated by Hedley. Most annotations relate to mining, being geological information on depths, mineral rights etc, but can also give owners and tenants of the surface property. There is also a book compiled by Hedley, containing lists of Ordnance Survey publications and a map drawn by him showing fluorspar mines in Co. Durham.
About the creator:
Arthur Morton Hedley, born in Medomsley, Co. Durham in 1872 was a mining engineer, a vice-president of the Institution of Mining Engineers and president of the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, and a JP. His residences included, according to stamps on the plans and local directories, Howlish Hall, Bishop Auckland; The Deanery, Lanchester (occurs in local directories in 1934 and as late as 1953); both in Co. Durham, and The Manor House, Kempsey, Worcester.
By Ordnance Survey sheet number, by county.
Given by the Worcester County Archivist, E.H. Sergeant, 21 January 1963. This gift has been renamed in 1999, formerly having been conflated with the unconnected Taylor Deeds under the joint title Worcester Solicitor’s Papers, on account of the shared source.
Open for consultation.
Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.
Typescript list of maps & plans. They are also entered in the general card index of O.S. plans.
Index termsHedley, A. M. (Arthur Morton), b. 1872.
Coal mines and mining -- England.
Mines and mineral resources -- England.
Date last modified: 13 November 2008