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  • image SM Vol 49/13

Reference number

SM Vol 49/13


[113] Preliminary survey, The Stone Building, 24 September 1822


Plans of the third-floor and fourth-floor staircases of The Stone Building


not to scale


Plan of the Staircase leading / to Mr Hewitts Ap[artmen]t. in the Stone Building / A / third / fourth dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • 24/09/1822
    dated in accordance with corresponding Day Book entry

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, on wove paper bound in volume (212 x 274)


John William Hiort (1772 - 1861), draughtsman
The Day Book entry for 24 September 1822 notes that John Hiort was at the Courts of Law - / Taking Plans and / Sections of Staircases /in Stone Building.


Fellows & Sons / 1821


The plans cover two adjacent leaves and are numbered as separate sheets (SM Vol 49/12 and SM Vol 49/13). For ease and consistency of reference they are catalogued here as two sheets.



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