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Plans Collection

"Unveiling the Blueprint of History: Tracing the Grand Plans of Empires, Battles, and Cities" Step into a world where plans shape destinies and visions become reality

Background imagePlans Collection: Map of the British Empire

Map of the British Empire
The Howard Vincent map of the British Empire, 1897 Date: 1897

Background imagePlans Collection: Map of Isle of Wight

Map of Isle of Wight
A Map of the Isle of Wight, showing the internal railway system and the new & short route between the island and the Hampshire coast

Background imagePlans Collection: Map of the British Empire

Map of the British Empire
The Howard Vincent map of the British Empire, 1897 Date: 1897

Background imagePlans Collection: Nelson outlining his battle plans for Trafalgar, 1805

Nelson outlining his battle plans for Trafalgar, 1805
This picture illustrates the famous incident when Nelson, visiting Lord Sidmouth five weeks before Trafalgar, dipped a finger in the port and sketched his plan for the expected battle

Background imagePlans Collection: Map of the City of Dublin, 1797

Map of the City of Dublin, 1797
Map of the City of Dublin, Ireland. Published in 1797, this map includes details of the canals being built at the time. Canal Harbour (lower right)

Background imagePlans Collection: Elizabethan London

Elizabethan London, stretching from St James Park in the west to Whitechapel and the Tower in the east. Theatres and other places of ill-repute are located on the south bank

Background imagePlans Collection: A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797

A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797. Engraved by Thomas Harris
Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library:s 45 S

Background imagePlans Collection: Plan of Sheffield, Yorkshire, c. 1870 - 1905

Plan of Sheffield, Yorkshire, c. 1870 - 1905
Undated but shows the Midland Station as it was built in 1870, therefore between 1870 and 1905 when the station was enlarged. Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library: y11773

Background imagePlans Collection: Victoria and Albert Museum, London - Aston Webb Front

Victoria and Albert Museum, London - Aston Webb Front - the final modified design - opened in 1909. Date: 1903

Background imagePlans Collection: Map of Venice

Map of Venice
Map of the city of Venice, Italy Date: 19th century

Background imagePlans Collection: Bouncing Bomb

Bouncing Bomb
Plans for Operation Chastise drawn by Sir Barnes Neville Wallis for the bouncing bomb used in the raid known as the Dambusters in World War II Date: c. 1943

Background imagePlans Collection: Plan of The Crown and Glove Public house and other land and property at Stannington, for sale

Plan of The Crown and Glove Public house and other land and property at Stannington, for sale
Lot 1 the old established Public House known by the sign of the Crown and Glove at Stannington, with barn, cohouse, vacant ground, outbuildings and appurtenances

Background imagePlans Collection: Map of Florence

Map of Florence
Map of the city of Florence, Italy and the River Arno Date: 19th century

Background imagePlans Collection: A motor sledge which may be used at the South Pole

A motor sledge which may be used at the South Pole
A suggestion for the type of motor sledge to be taken by Captain Scott, who in 1909 had announced his intention to set out on a new expedition to the South Pole

Background imagePlans Collection: Gladstone / Disraeli 1874

Gladstone / Disraeli 1874
The Managers Room Mr Punch as theatre manager asks his dramatists Gladstone and Disraeli what their plans are for the season. Date: 3 January 1874

Background imagePlans Collection: Norton Estate as allotted for sale, 1849

Norton Estate as allotted for sale, 1849
Includes a floor plan of Norton Hall (see also y11091)Sheffield Local Studies Library:s (25) 6A L

Background imagePlans Collection: New Central Library and Art Gallery building, Surrey Street - elevations, c. 1930

New Central Library and Art Gallery building, Surrey Street - elevations, c. 1930
Scale: 1 inch : 8 feet. From an original at Sheffield Libraries: arc01118

Background imagePlans Collection: Portrait of a Young Gentleman (oil on canvas)

Portrait of a Young Gentleman (oil on canvas)
XMV2639952 Portrait of a Young Gentleman (oil on canvas) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imagePlans Collection: Map of Lisbon

Map of Lisbon
Map of the city of Lisbon, Portugal 1871 Date: 1871

Background imagePlans Collection: White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic

White Star Line, Olympic and Titanic
A White Star Line booklet containing plans of the Olympic and Titanic triple-screw steamers. Part of a cross-section plan can be seen, revealing the various levels towards the prow of the ship

Background imagePlans Collection: Aubreys Plan of Avebury

Aubreys Plan of Avebury
John Aubreys plan of Avebury. Aubrey was an English antiquary, who suplimented his writings on sites with detailed plans and sketches

Background imagePlans Collection: Shackletons Sled-Car

Shackletons Sled-Car
In his attempt on the South Pole, Shackleton plans to use this specially designed automobile, rather then dogs, to haul his supplies

Background imagePlans Collection: London Map 1756

London Map 1756
London still surrounded by fields, with Tyburn (note the gallows) and Buckingham House on the outskirts. Trafalgar Square doesn t exist, and Mayfair is still undeveloped

Background imagePlans Collection: Map of the World

Map of the World
The World, showing Captain James Cooks voyages from 1768 - 1775, based on Mercators Projection, published by William Faden 1778 Date: 1778

Background imagePlans Collection: Piccard 1931 Ascent - 4

Piccard 1931 Ascent - 4
Drawing showing the balloon in which Swiss scientist Auguste Piccard plans to fly higher than anyone has ever flown before - a project which will be realised in May

Background imagePlans Collection: LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey

LCC-LFB Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey
Dockhead fire station, Bermondsey, SE London, built in 1928. This fire station was the location for the early seasons of the ITV series Londons Burning

Background imagePlans Collection: Plan Pentonville Prison

Plan Pentonville Prison
A plan of the floor layout of Pentonville, a model prison built in London in 1843, with corridors of cells radiating out from a central point & exercise yards

Background imagePlans Collection: Architectural plans of Borley Rectory

Architectural plans of Borley Rectory. By Sidney Glanville. Scale of plans is 1 foot to 1/4. Ground floor Date: 1937

Background imagePlans Collection: Cartoon, Kitcheners All, WW1

Cartoon, Kitcheners All, WW1
Cartoon, Kitcheners All, First World War. A scene in a London club, where nearly all of the members look just like Lord Kitchener, each one with his own ideas of how the war should be run. Date: 1914

Background imagePlans Collection: Sale plan for the Endcliffe Grange Estate, Endcliffe Vale Road, 1867

Sale plan for the Endcliffe Grange Estate, Endcliffe Vale Road, 1867
Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library: Sale Plans 18 Jun 1867

Background imagePlans Collection: Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield - proposed new terracing, 1901

Sheffield United Football Club, Bramall Lane, Sheffield - proposed new terracing, 1901
Scale 20 feet : 1 inch.Architect: Archibald Leitch (1866 - 1939) 40 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, [Scotland].Original at Sheffield City Archives: CA206/5725

Background imagePlans Collection: North American FJ-1 Fury plans

North American FJ-1 Fury plans

Background imagePlans Collection: Plan of Rockingham Street, Division Street, Rockingham Lane and Carver Street, Sheffield, 1829

Plan of Rockingham Street, Division Street, Rockingham Lane and Carver Street, Sheffield, 1829
Full title: Plan of certain building land the property of Messrs Brittain, Wilkinson and Brownell. Steel furnaces, cutlers shops and warehouse marked. Surveyed and drawn by J. Fairbank and Son

Background imagePlans Collection: Duncan Hall, Chief Executive of TDC on the Tees Barrage site. 13th July 1995

Duncan Hall, Chief Executive of TDC on the Tees Barrage site. 13th July 1995

Background imagePlans Collection: The Duke of Norfolks estates in Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield, [mid 19th cent]

The Duke of Norfolks estates in Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield, [mid 19th cent]
From an original at Sheffield Libraries: arc03909

Background imagePlans Collection: Architectural drawing: west front inner gate house, 1833-1834, (1906). Creator: AWN Pugin

Architectural drawing: west front inner gate house, 1833-1834, (1906). Creator: AWN Pugin
Architectural drawing: west front inner gate house, 1833-1834, (1906). Drawing by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, from the book of designs for a college made in 1833-34

Background imagePlans Collection: Maps Wrens London

Maps Wrens London
Christopher Wren seizes the opportunity of the Great Fire to draw up plans for a brave new London - which alas will be only partially realised. Date: 1666

Background imagePlans Collection: Preliminary layout and development plan of the Manor Estate Housing Scheme, 1924

Preliminary layout and development plan of the Manor Estate Housing Scheme, 1924
Sheffield City Council, Estates Committee.Original dimensions: 93 x 79 cm.Sheffield Local Studies Library:s (13) 4 L

Background imagePlans Collection: Sheffield (Central) Planning Scheme; Draft Scheme Map, 1939

Sheffield (Central) Planning Scheme; Draft Scheme Map, 1939
Published by Sheffield City Council.Scale 200 feet : 1 inch.Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library:s (39) L

Background imagePlans Collection: Plan of Lydgate Hall Estate as allotted for sale, 1860

Plan of Lydgate Hall Estate as allotted for sale, 1860
Full details recorded in the sale particulars.Summary details are:Lot 4 Lydgate Hall, comprising dining, drawing and breakfast rooms and library, two kitchens, a pantry and china closet, cellaring

Background imagePlans Collection: Map of Rome

Map of Rome

Background imagePlans Collection: Map of Brussels

Map of Brussels
Map of the city of Brussels, Belgium Date: 19th century

Background imagePlans Collection: Map of Paris

Map of Paris
Bradshaws Plan of Paris, France and map of the environs Date: 19th century

Background imagePlans Collection: German WWII ramjet engine blueprint

German WWII ramjet engine blueprint. This design, for the propulsor ramjet engine to be mounted on top of a Dornier Do 217 E-2 heavy bomber, dates from 1942

Background imagePlans Collection: Pompeii Excavation, 1751

Pompeii Excavation, 1751
Carlo III di Borbone visits the first excavations at Pompeii

Background imagePlans Collection: University of London - Plans of the new buildings - Holden

University of London - Plans of the new buildings - Holden
University of London - Drawing based on the plans for the new buildings by Architect Charles Holden (1875-1960). Date: circa 1930

Background imagePlans Collection: Map of Antwerp

Map of Antwerp
Map of the city of Antwerp, Belgium Date: 19th century

Background imagePlans Collection: Map of Warsaw

Map of Warsaw
Map of the city of Warsaw, Poland from 1862 Date: 1862



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"Unveiling the Blueprint of History: Tracing the Grand Plans of Empires, Battles, and Cities" Step into a world where plans shape destinies and visions become reality. Explore the intricate maps that once defined the vast British Empire, tracing its boundaries across continents. Witness Admiral Nelson's meticulous battle plans for Trafalgar in 1805, revealing his strategic genius etched on parchment. Journey to the Isle of Wight as you unravel a detailed plan from 1797, showcasing Sheffield's charming town layout meticulously drawn by W. Fairbank and engraved by Thomas Harris. Marvel at another rendition capturing Sheffield's evolution between 1870-1905, offering glimpses into its vibrant past. Delve into Dublin's rich history through an exquisite map from 1797; let it transport you to cobblestone streets echoing with tales of resilience and triumph. Admire a captivating portrait of a young gentleman painted with precision on canvas—a testament to artistic planning that immortalizes beauty through time. Immerse yourself in Elizabethan London, where grand designs shaped one of history's most iconic cities—its architectural marvels still standing tall today. Discover the ingenious bouncing bomb blueprint that revolutionized warfare during World War II—an audacious plan brought to life with extraordinary engineering prowess. Marvel at London's Victoria and Albert Museum—Aston Webb Front—a masterpiece born out of meticulous planning blending elegance with functionality. Gaze upon Surrey Street's New Central Library and Art Gallery building elevations from around 1930—a glimpse into architectural dreams realized amidst changing times. In this captivating journey through time and space, witness how they have shaped our world—defining empires, battles won or lost, cityscapes transformed—and ponder their enduring legacy on our present-day existence.