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Reference number

SM (16) 1/5/1 (17) 1/5/2 (18) 1/5/3 (19) 1/5/4 (20) 1/5/9

Purpose

Design and survey of the Grocers Company garden before and after the proposed Princes Street, 1800 and 1802 (5)

Aspect

16 Perspective looking west of the Grocers Company Garden with the straightened Princes Street and the Bank beyond, showing a rough elevation of an entrance portico 17 View looking west of the existing Grocers Company Garden 18 View looking west of the existing Grocers Company Garden 19 Perspective looking west of the proposed Princes Street and Bank beyond, showing a tall triumphal arch-like entrance with four Corinthian columns in antis surmounted by entablature and quadriga, flanked by an unadorned screen wall with blind pedimented windows 20 Plan with laid out wall elevations showing the existing Grocers' Company Garden

Scale

(20) bar scale

Inscribed

16 View of Grocers Hall, & Garden, shewing the New Boundary Wall next Princes Street. 17 View of the Buildings and 'Garden' belonging to the Grocers' Company previous to the year 1801 18 View of "Grocers Hall and Garden" 19 View of the proposed New Boundary Wall &c / to the "Garden" of the Grocers Company 20 Plan of the Garden of the Grocers' Company and Elevation of the Buildings surrounding it, Low wall, court (three times), The Garden with some dimensions of the wall

Signed and dated

(16) 1802. (18) 1800 (19) Lincolns Inn Fields April 1st 1800 (20) Bank 1801

Medium and dimensions

[Unknown Value in Data]

Hand

Soane office

Watermark

(19) J Whatman 1794

Notes

The City of London's City Lands Committee ordered in May 1800 that the Bank acquire a corner of the Grocers' Company Garden, to accommodate a reconfigured Princes Street and expanded Bank. In June 1800 Parliament passed a Bill supporting the City of London's decision. In return for the corner of land, the Bank paid £6,800 and gave the Grocers' Company a small piece of property to the north of the Grocers' Hall.

Level

Drawing

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