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image SM volume 109/5

Reference number

SM volume 109/5

Purpose

[11/1] Block plan, entitled, A Plan of the Buildings and and foundations of Greenwich Hospital, as they are now carrying on [...] Anno 1728, and showing the hospital in the context of Greenwich, the River Thames, The Queen's House, and the northern end of the Park

Aspect

Block Plan

Scale

100 feet to 1 1/6 inches

Inscribed

In ink at top left, A Plan of the Buildings and and foundations of Greenwich Hospital, as they are now / carrying on, and Advancing, pursuant to the Original Scheme / Together with the Roads, & Grounds, & the Private Tenements contegious / to ye said Hospital in ye Irrigular manner, they lye at present Vizt in Anno. / 1728; and with numbered scale bar; and to right of this date in pencil, probably by C.H. Tatham, when Hawkesmoor was C of W; and in ink at top right (of volume) in C19 hand, 5

Signed and dated

1728

Medium and dimensions

Pen and grey ink over incised lines and graphite under-drawing, with grey and yellow washes, and with inscriptions in brown ink; black ink ruled border Laid paper, laid down on backing paper and attached to guard; paper split down central vertical fold; long tear across lower middle of sheet, fixed by backing paper and reinforced on back of backing sheet by modern paper repair. 512 x 727.

Hand

Unidentified

Watermark

Strasbourg Lily / 4WR / LVG; IHS / IVILLEDARY

Notes

This plan was produced by Colen Campbell's office as part of a reappraisal of the work remaining to be done at Greenwich Hospital in 1727; see [11/10]. The hand appears to be the same as that on [11/9 and 10]. A 24-line legend on the left side of the sheet, with a key from A to L, refers to lettered parts of the plan, notably AAAA denoting the present boundary of the hospital site and BB, the out ground on the west side of the site purchased for the situation of an Infirmary.

Literature

Wren Society, VII, pl. 13, top

Level

Drawing

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