The Charles Close Society for the study of Ordnance Survey maps

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One-inch (1:63,360) Forres special sheet

68. At the time of the publication of the Charles Close Society book 'Military Maps' in 2004, no one-inch third edition map either of England and Wales or Scotland had been located with a military grid. Now this special map of Forres has been recorded, presumably made for a military exercise in 1926, some time before the Popular Edition sheets of this area had been published. This copy is a 1928 reprint; the principal point of distinction between this and the civilian parent is that the hachures have been deleted. Overprinted in purple is the standard War Office Cassini British system grid, its origin at Dunnose, which was in use until 1931.

From a copy in a private collection