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image SM 3/5/46

Reference number

SM 3/5/46


[2] Survey of the old house, 13 September 1792


Plan of the First Floor and Plan of the Garrets; (verso) plan of office court


bar scale of 1/10 inch to 1 foot


as above, William Praed Esqr / Tyringham, Best / Staircase, Bed Room, Dressing / Room, Bed Room, Mr Praed's Dressing / Room, Descend, Rise, Nursery apartments, Passage, Bed Room, Bed Room, Bed Room, Dressing Room, Bed Room, Bed Room, Passage, Bed Room, Dressing / Room, Lead flat, Gutter, Roof, Roof, Gutter and dimensions given; (verso) Powder / Closet, door, 4:6, Store Room, 7:6, Scull[ery], Kitch[en], Lard[er], Entrance, Bakehouse / & Meal Room, 5:0, 10:0, 5:0, Brewh[ouse], 20:0, 1:6, Washouse, (pencil) Bedch[amber], Larder, 2w, Servants, Bedc[hamber], H[ouse]Keeper, 5:0 (twice)

Signed and dated

  • 13 September 1792
    Great Scotland Yard Sepr 13th 1792

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and wash on wove paper with one fold mark (555 x 680)


Frederick Meyer (1775), draughtsman
Frederick Meyer (April 1791-Feb 1802)



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