1 : 31680 The Ordnance Survey took particular care in plotting the south coast of England, as this was the area most immediately vulnerable to invasion. This plan notes military barracks at Selsea, Aldwick and Bognor to the bottom right of the plan. Buildings are blocked in red and black ink and infilled at Chichester, in the centre of the plan, and Arundel, at the right. A poor house and pest house are located a considerable distance beyond the boundaries of Chichester.
1 : 31680 Produced against the background of the Napoleonic Wars, these Ordnance Survey drawings exhibit a hightened interest in defence, particularly along the vulnerable south coast. Military barracks are recorded at Hastings, 'Bopeep' and Bexhill. A faded aquamarine wash defines the coastline from Pevensey Bay to Hastings, with red circles indicating observation stations used to plot the distinctive features of the land being surveyed. Inland, agricultural land (delineated by field boundaries) and woodland dominate the landscape.
1 : 31680 .This plan of the hilly Weald of Sussex runs from Maresfield and Rotherfield on the left of the map, past East Hoathly at the central bottom, to Wadhurst and Dallington on the right. The village of Frant, home of the Ordnance Survey draughtsman, Charles Budgen, appears at the top of the plan. .The location of wooded areas was of great importance in planning a military campaign. Woods could either hinder progress or provide cover for the movement of a regiment. Hence the painstaking detail with which woodland is drawn. Single trees, and those in small orchards or lining avenues, are drawn with a thin trunk and shadow. More densely forested areas are represented by treetops alone. Budgen, Thomas