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Craghead 1895

Craghead 1895

Ref: DUR12.15

published 2000; introduction by Tom Oliphant
This very detailed map covers the colliery village of Craghead, just SE of Stanley. The map is double-sided to give maximum coverage. The main map covers the village itself, including Craghead Colliery - George Pit and William Pit - and Holmside Colliery - Oswald Pit and Thomas Pit. The Craghead Wagonway is included. The map then extends a mile east into countryside as far as Broomy Holm and includes the Black House pub (today the Charlaw Inn). On the reverse a section of adjacent sheet 12.14 extends coverage west to Windmill Hill, today the setting for 2 massive wind turbines. There is a short directory of Holmside Parish, and Tom Oliphant's notes remind us of the village's links with the engineer William Hedley, and tells us that Hilary Clinton's grandfather, Jonathan Rodham, was born here in Wagtail Cottages.

The map links up with Sheet 19.03 Holmside & Edmondsley to the south.


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