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Tyne & Wear Archives

Tyne and Wear

Tyne and Wear area 17th - 21st centuries, including Ordnance Survey (1st - 4th editions, 6", 25" and 10ft. scales), printed and manuscript maps and estate plans.

Particularly significant collections including maps are those of the Tyne Improvement Commission (Port of Tyne Authority), River Wear Commissioners (Port of Sunderland Authority), and Thomas Bell & Sons, surveyors, all 18th - 20th centuries.

User Guide:


Blandford House, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4JA

Main contact

Telephone number

0191 277 2248 (Searchroom)

Opening hours

See website for latest information


Open to the public, research service


Plan printing and digital photography available to order. Self-service photography allowed (charge).


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