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The NLS (the National Library of Scotland) have a full collection of Scottish maps, they do have also several years of (out of copyright) Ordnance Survey six inch and one inch maps covering England.
If you go to the LINKS page on my website it will give you the link to maps that cover Thoralby and other places. You can move around them by grabbing and pulling, zooming in and out. You can even print copies. If you want to explore the full NLS collection click on the NLS link, on my website.
Below is the O.S. Map for Newbiggin Village 1856. I have underlined some of the more notable features. Such as: Two Public Houses; The Street Head Inn and The Bishopdale Heifer; Millbeck Bridge in the village to indicate the earlier mill, in the village; the Parochial School at Cross Lanes; the Ox Pasture (to indicate a former use of oxen to draw a plough, rather than horses; the
arrow below Forelands showing the track to Newbiggin (used by children walking to Cross Lanes School); several lime kilns to spread lime on the fields; the foot bridge on Bishopdale Beck and the Dam Stakes, further down stream, which was used to store the water for Thoralby Mill.