2026 research training course at the Northumberland Record Office
This course is for those who want to start researching the documentary evidence needed to make an application to add or to upgrade a right of way on Northumberland’s definitive map. Those who apply are expected to have found and walked a route that they believe would be a suitable candidate. Photographs of features believed to indicate its potential status should also be taken.
The course will be limited to 10 people so that it will be possible to see all the documents that will be on display. Refreshments will not be available as the museum is not open to the public on Mondays. There is an area available away from the search room where people can sit to eat their packed lunch.
Examples of the following documents will be on display:
- Old county maps – Armstrong, Fryer and Greenwood
- Inclosure awards & plans
- Tithe plans and apportionments
- Turnpike plans
- Railway plans
- 1st ed OS 25” sheets and associated Books of Reference
- 1st ed OS 6” rolls
- 2nd ed OS 6” sheets
- 3rd ed OS
- 1910 Finance Act plans and Field Books
- Catalogues of material available at Woodhorn
- Examples of online websites
|10.30 – 10.45am
|10.45 – 12.45pm
||Examination of documents and explanation of what needs to be noted from them.
|12.45 – 1.30pm
|1.30 – 3.15pm
||Collection of all the references needed for the applications which course members intend to do.
Study of relevant documents available on open access
|3.15 – 3.30pm
Please bring with you
- A4 notebook
- Magnifying glass
- Your own OS Explorer of the area where your route is located.
- Your laptop
Please apply by email to Sue Rogers firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
This course is free but we do expect you to have completed your first application by the end of the year. Ongoing guidance will be given.