Town Plans

Bailleul : [preparation for Battle of Arras, Vimy Ridge]
Bailleul : [preparation for Battle of Arras, Vimy Ridge]
Sheet number: [28 SW3]. [Village plan; trenches to 11th March 1917]. "3rd Field Survey Co. R.E. (1508)". Preparation for Battle of Arras/Vimy Ridge: Bailleul, NE of Arras. Detail, grid & contours black. German trenches red. From Major J.C. Thomson MC (20th Siege Battery RGA)., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC17; envelope_number: 520
Barlin : [west of Loos]
Barlin : [west of Loos]
[Billeting map]. Detail, railway, north arrow & street names black; built-up areas red; billets violet. Shows huts, field ambulance, church and mairie. Areas shown: A -25th K.L.R. ; B -26th R.W.F. ; C - Alternative ; D - Field Coy. ; E - Train Coy., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC17; envelope_number: 510
Le. Touquet & Frelinghien
Le. Touquet & Frelinghien
Series Number Id: GSGS 3050A. Sheet number: part of Sheet 36. "O.S.O. 1915." Area north of Armentières. Detail black; German trenches blue, with names and numbers. British front not shown. Unsquared. Another copy of this sheet was received in the GSGS Map Room (War Office) on 18 April 1915, soon after printing., WW1 Trench Map Collection: Box PC18, Envelope 567.
Lens town plan : showing cellars, sewers etc.
Lens town plan : showing cellars, sewers etc.
Sheet number: [36c SW1]. "1st Army H.Q. 10/8/17." "1st Field Survey Co., R.E. 2557." "Printed by no. 6 Advanced Section, A.R.&S.S." Detail and grid grey. Burnt-out area, possible MG emplacements & reference numbers in red. Shows cellars, sewers, etc. Copious printed notes in left & right margins relating to cellars etc. Stamps in margin: No. 7 Canadian Siege Battery, Oct 15th 1917. From Major J.C. Thomson MC (20th Siege Battery RGA)., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC23; envelope_number: 721
Plan d'Armentières
Plan d'Armentières
Large scale (ca. 1:13,000) town plan showing all streets with names, important buildings, bridges, railways, electric and steam tramways, River Lys, etc. "M-L. Ramon, éditeur, 90, Rue de Lille, Armentières." "(Reproduction interdite) 41159". Lithographed with detail in black; tramways red; river pale blue. The Lys is also shown as the boundary with the Commune de Ploegsteert (Belgique). A pre-war plan used by a British Second Army Water Supply Officer; this carries a manuscript list of wells or bore-hole locations (names and addresses) in top margin. Armentières was a key British front bastion from late 1914, with many billets, headquarters, artillery positions, tall buildings and factory chimneys which could be used as observation posts. It was also famous for its 'estaminets' and 'mademoiselles'.
Plan de la ville d'Ypres
Plan de la ville d'Ypres
Sheet number: [28 NW4]. Ypres town plan. Scale [6 inches = 1 mile]. Shows roads, street names, railways, tramways, moat, Menin Gate and Macadam d'Ypres à Menin, Lille Gate, ramparts, gasworks, etc., and all important buildings including the Cloth Hall and Cathedral. A key (légende) gives numbered list of 30 buildings corresponding to numbers on the plan. Ypres was the last Belgian town held by the British, and was a crucial bastion against a further German advance to the channel ports. Such town plans were crucial to the British occupation and defense. Not dated, but either pre-1914 or printed in the early days of the war before printing works were destroyed by German shelling., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC17; envelope_number: 502.
Plan of Ypres
Plan of Ypres
Series Number Id: UNKNOWN. Sheet number: part of Sheet 28. A British lithographed reproduction of an early 19th century plan of Ypres, representing the town in the period before the railway reached it. The moat and ramparts are shown completely enclosing the town, and also the Inondation de Bailleul and Inondation de Messines and outlying forts, but there is no indication of date. The Menin, Lille, Dixmude, and Temple Gates are shown, and the Cloth Hall and Cathedral are clearly indicated. The detail is clearly taken from another plan (see PC0645, [Ypres town plan]) which bears a MS date 1837 and appears, from the internal evidence, to correspond to that date., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC18; envelope_number: 552.
Town of Hazebrouck
Town of Hazebrouck
Town plan, showing roads, canals, and buildings (town hall, church, school, factories, and more). Map on recto: Fifth Army (A): [Gommecourt, Puisieux-au-Mont, Grandcourt]; GSGS (Series) 3399; 1917. Fifth Army moved to Flanders in June 1917. Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC19; envelope_number: 604.
Wervicq, town plan : [south east of Ypres]
Wervicq, town plan : [south east of Ypres]
Series Number Id: GSGS 3425; Sheet number: [28 SE1]. At head of map: Map No. 10. "1st Printing Co., R.E. (2) 1078". "Approx. scale 1/5,000 (12'67 inches to 1 mile)". "Ordnance Survey, February 1917. Second Army Intelligence, February 1917." Grey detail and grid. "German work and street names are shewn in red". The German work comprises huts, camps, light railway, and military cemetary. This sheet is one of several which were also included in a Second Army Intelligence Report at this time, hence the double designation; it was first printed or drawn by Second Army's Section of the 1st Printed Company RE, hence the numbered designation, and reproduced at Southampton, hence the GSGS number and Ordnance Survey print date, Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC20; envelope_number: 628
[Plan of Ypres]
[Plan of Ypres]
Series Number Id: UNKNOWN. Sheet number: part of Sheet 28. Ypres town plan. In lower margin, "Warneton". Part of a larger engraved or lithographed Belgian sheet, with ground forms shown by hachures, not contours, showing Ypres in the period before the railway reached it. The moat and ramparts are shown completely enclosing the town, and also the Inondation de Bailleul and Inondation de Messines and outlying forts, but there is no indication of date. The Menin, Lille, Dixmude, and Temple Gates are shown, and the Cloth Hall and Cathedral are clearly indicated. Printed in black, with administrative boundaries in blue. Manuscript date 1837 [?], which appears reliable., Location: Research Collections; Fonds: WW1 Trench Maps: France; Box number: PC18; envelope_number: 551.

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