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Early maps and plans of Welwyn Garden City


The 62 images of old maps and plans of Welwyn Garden City which I have brought together on this page come from other pages on my website, mostly from the notes and commentaries on my collection of WGC books, which can be accessed via the WGC book index link above.

For each map there are 3 links: (1) to display the full-size image (2) to display the original webpage, arriving at the top of it (3) to display the original webpage, arriving at the point in the document where the map appears.

The date of the map is given in square brackets where known. Because I do not know the precise dates for many of the maps, I have grouped them by the works in which they appeared, rather than chronologically overall. Within each work, the maps appear below in the same order they appeared in the book. I hope you will agree this makes more sense by keeping sequences of development maps from the same work together.
 
 

 

Welwyn Garden City sketch plan by (later Sir) Frederic Osborn [1919]

© Margaret Fenton/Town & Country Planning Association

Key reads: Town area, Agricultural area, Shopping area, Factory area, Woodlands, Timber recently cut

From English Garden Cities - An Introduction by Mervyn Miller, 2010

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Sketch plan of Welwyn Garden City by C. M. Crickmer [1920]

From Life Over Again by C. B. Purdom, 1951

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Diagram of Welwyn Garden City town plan by Louis de Soissons [1920]

from Town Theory and Practice, 1921

Essays by W. R. Lethaby, George L. Pepler, Sir Theodore G. Chambers,
Raymond Unwin, R. L. Reiss. Introductory chapter by C. B. Purdom.

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Welwyn Garden City and the surrounding towns within a twelve mile radius

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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The District Council's first scheme of fifty houses [1921]

Elm Gardens, Youngs Rise, Applecroft Road

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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Welwyn Garden City County Elementary School

Applecroft Road

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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Diagram of general town-plan, Welwyn Garden City, by Louis de Soissons [1920]

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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Study for layout of the civic centre, by Louis de Soissons

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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Study for layout of the commercial centre, by Louis de Soissons

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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Plan showing through roads, railways, and areas of utility

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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South-West area: map showing original natural features, roads, rights of way, and contours

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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South-West area: section of the town-plan by Louis de Soissons [1920]

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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South-West area: map showing development carried out to 1924

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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Street layout plans illustrating types of culs-de-sac

Guessens Walk, Handside Close, Polayn Garth, High Grove

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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Street layout plan illustrating formal grouping of residential development

Guessens Road, Russellcroft Road

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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Diagram showing the relation of Welwyn Garden City to London, with main railway
and highway connections

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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Street layout plan showing picturesque treatment of residential development

Handside Lane, Handside Green, The Quadrangle

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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Map showing factory area

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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Map showing main drainage scheme

The hatched portion shows the gravitation area.
Outside this area to the south the sewage will be
raised to the main concentrating sewer.

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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Satellite towns round London: a diagram showing how it could be done

from The Building of Satellite Towns by C. B. Purdom, 1925

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Street layout plan for houses at Welwyn Garden City [1921]

Handside Lane, Handside Green

from Small Houses for the Community by C.H. James and F.R. Yerbury, 1928

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Plans for a close of twelve houses

Dellcott Close

from Small Houses for the Community by C.H. James and F.R. Yerbury, 1928

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Map of Welwyn Garden City Estate showing town development in 1931

from Recent Advances in Town Planning by Thomas Adams, 1932

in collaboration with F. Longstreth Thompson, E. Maxwell Fry, & James W. R. Adams

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Development map of Welwyn Garden City [1922]

from Sir Ebenezer Howard and the Town Planning Movement by Dugald MacFadyen, 1933

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Development map of Welwyn Garden City [1926]

from Sir Ebenezer Howard and the Town Planning Movement by Dugald MacFadyen, 1933

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Development map of Welwyn Garden City [1933]

from Sir Ebenezer Howard and the Town Planning Movement by Dugald MacFadyen, 1933

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Sherrards Park Wood map [1936]

from A Hertfordshire Wood by W. R. Hughes, 1936

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Sherrards Park Wood map [1964]

from Sherrards Park Wood by the Welwyn Garden City Development Corporation

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Public Houses in and around Welwyn Garden City [1948]

from The Inn and the Garden City by Elizabeth and Gilbert McAllister, 1948

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Diagrammatic Plan of Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield New Towns [1949]

from Report of the WGC Development Corporation by Louis de Soissons, 1949

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Welwyn Garden City Development Corporation - Existing Land Use [1949]

from Report of the WGC Development Corporation by Louis de Soissons, 1949

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Welwyn Garden City Development Corporation - Existing and Proposed Development [1949]

from Report of the WGC Development Corporation by Louis de Soissons, 1949

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Welwyn Garden City Development Corporation - Existing and Proposed Tenancies [1949]

from Report of the WGC Development Corporation by Louis de Soissons, 1949

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Welwyn Garden City Development Corporation - Diagrams of Traffic Volume [1949]

from Report of the WGC Development Corporation by Louis de Soissons, 1949

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Council housing scheme layout (1947, in progress)

South Ley, Hollybush Lane, Hunters Way,
Great Ley, Raymonds Plain, Raymonds Close, Twelve Acres

from The Building of Satellite Towns (second edition) by C. B. Purdom, 1949

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Company housing scheme layout (1946, in progress)

Homestead Lane, Homestead Court Hotel, Cole Green Lane, Marley Road

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South-West area: map showing development carried out to 1949

from The Building of Satellite Towns (second edition) by C. B. Purdom, 1949

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District Council housing scheme [1930]

Salisbury Road, Shortlands Green

from The Building of Satellite Towns (second edition) by C. B. Purdom, 1949

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Completion of town-plan for population of 50,000 [1947]

by Louis de Soissons

from The Building of Satellite Towns (second edition) by C. B. Purdom, 1949

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Map of factory area showing developnent to 1948

from The Building of Satellite Towns (second edition) by C. B. Purdom, 1949

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Design for three sectional factories [1937]

from The Building of Satellite Towns (second edition) by C. B. Purdom, 1949

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Factory lay-out for eighteen sectional factories in Woodfield Road [1937]

from The Building of Satellite Towns (second edition) by C. B. Purdom, 1949

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Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield New Towns Designation Order map [1948]

from The Building of Satellite Towns (second edition) by C. B. Purdom, 1949

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Part of SW neighbourhood of Welwyn Garden City (1920-26), near north end of Parkway

from The New Towns - The Answer to Megalopolis by Frederic J. Osborn and Arnold Whittick, 1963

The caption (in the 1963 book) indicates that this plan came from an earlier book: "Drawing reproduced from Site Planning in Practice at Welwyn Garden City (Ernest Benn Ltd., 1927)."

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Layout of part of earliest (SW) neighbourhood of Welwyn Garden City (1920-26)

from The New Towns - The Answer to Megalopolis by Frederic J. Osborn and Arnold Whittick, 1963

The caption (in the 1963 book) indicates that this plan came from an earlier book: "Drawing reproduced from Site Planning in Practice at Welwyn Garden City (Ernest Benn Ltd., 1927)."

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Welwyn Garden City: Outline Plan

from The New Towns - The Answer to Megalopolis by Frederic J. Osborn and Arnold Whittick, 1963

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Welwyn Garden City: Woodhall Centre

from The New Towns - The Answer to Megalopolis by Frederic J. Osborn and Arnold Whittick, 1963

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Welwyn Garden City: Hatfield Hyde Centre

from The New Towns - The Answer to Megalopolis by Frederic J. Osborn and Arnold Whittick, 1963

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Welwyn Garden City Centre

from The New Towns - The Answer to Megalopolis by Frederic J. Osborn and Arnold Whittick, 1963

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Welwyn Garden City street plan with index [1939]

from The Welwyn Garden City Directory for 1939

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Welwyn Garden City street plan with index [1940]

from The Welwyn Garden City Directory for 1940

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Welwyn Garden City street plan with index [1947]

from Welwyn Garden Citizens' Handbook 1947

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Welwyn Garden City street plan with index [1948]

from Welwyn Garden Citizens' Handbook 1948

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Welwyn Garden City street plan [1950]

from Welwyn Garden City Official Guide, 1950

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Welwyn Garden City street plan [1953]

from Welwyn Garden City. The Official Handbook and Directory 1953/54

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Welwyn Garden City street plan [1956]

from Welwyn Garden City. The Official Handbook 1956

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Welwyn Garden City street plan [1959]

from Welwyn Garden City. The Official Handbook and Directory 1959

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Welwyn Garden City street plan [1962]

from Welwyn Garden City. The Official Handbook 1962

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Welwyn Garden City street plan [1964]

from Welwyn Garden City. The Official Handbook 1964/65

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Welwyn Garden City street plan [1969]

from Welwyn Garden City Directory 1969-70

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Welwyn Garden City location map [1970]

from Welwyn Garden City Official Guide 1970

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Welwyn Garden City street plan [1970]

from Welwyn Garden City Official Guide 1970

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Welwyn Hatfield District street plan [1974]

from Welwyn Hatfield District Council Official Guide (1974)

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