1 : 31680 This plan follows the meandering River Dee from Chester, at the top of the map, to Overton and Ruabon, at the bottom left. A section of the Shropshire Union Canal, running from Chester to Waverton, is shown in blue. At the bottom left of the map, an area calculation table survives in black ink. The pencil gridlines running through Chester were most likely guides for making enlarged or reduced copies of the map. Field, John
1 : 31680 This plan covers the Shropshire,Northern Plain, near the border with Cheshire and Staffordshire. The area,is characterised by small woodlands, formal parkland, meres (lakes), mosses, pools and other wetland habitats. Mills are indicated near the town of Market Drayton, central towards the top,,where about two hundred workers were employed in the manufacture of horse-hair products. Stevens, Henry
1 : 31680 This drawing is formally titled. The scale of the drawing isgiven and the area of the land noted as 145.9838 square miles., A triangulation diagram appears on the reverse of the manuscript., This enabled draughtsmen to plot the exact location of topographical features., Archaeological sites are named in gothic script., Colour washes are combined with numerical annotations to indicate the relative relief and overall height of hills. Dawson, Robert
1 : 31680 A note in the bottom left corner of this drawing records the date it was received at the Drawing Office in the Tower of London, where final reduced copies of the plans were made. It is one of the few drawings to make reference to the Tower. A triangulation drawing appears on the reverse, along with an area calculation, referred to in its formal title. Major communication routes are highlighted in yellow, following standard military cartographic convention. Hughes, Herbert J.