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SM (6) 9/3/21


Survey related to the improvement of Bartholomew Lane, 13 June 1797 ***


6 Survey plan showing holdings on Bartholomew Lane, including a cluster of buildings in the street at the north end


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Threadneedle Street, Bank Street, Princes Street, Lothbury, Mr Hobson, Mr Knight, Mr Lake, Mr Clement, Capel Court, St Bartholomew / Engine / House, St Bartholomew / Church, Tower, Mr Dela / Fons, Mr Bonnet, Cock Tavern, Cock Tavern

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  • June 13th 1797


Soane office


In mid-1797, Soane applied, on behalf of the Bank, to the Committee of City Lands for permission to make changes to Bartholomew Lane. Drawing 6 is a survey of the buildings obstructing the necessary widening and improvement of the street.



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