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Reference number

SM 40/2/5


[56] Design for the ground floor of the new offices, February 1812


Plan of the ground floor


bar scale of 1/6 inch to 1 foot


Messrs Praed & Co, labelled: Court, Waiting Room, Lobby, Bull Head Court, Staircase, Water / Closet, Clerk's / Sitting Room, Cliffords Inn Passage

Signed and dated

  • February 1812
    Feby 1812

Medium and dimensions

Pen, sepia and pink washes within four ruled sepia and black wash border on wove paper with three fold marks (311 x 462)


Charles Tyrrell or Robert Chantrell


This fourth alternative design does not include a bed room for the porter.

The date of 'February 1812' refers to when the drawing was delivered to Praed. The drawing was made in January 1812 by either Charles Tyrrell or Robert Chantrell.



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