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Reference number

SM (17) 9/1/9 (18) 9/1/1

Purpose

Design and presentation drawings for widening Lothbury, by Samuel Acton, one copied, April 1829 (2)

Aspect

17 (upper case) Plan / shewing a proposed improvement / at the / [west] end of / Lothbury 18 (upper case) Plan / shewing a proposed improvement / at the / [west] end of / Lothbury

Scale

(17-18) bar scale

Inscribed

17 as above and (upper case): Cateaton / Street, The Old Jewry, Coleman Street, Lothbury, Princes Street, Present line of buildings, proposed line of buildings, areas, 36 ft 0 (twice) 18 as above, (Copy) and (upper case): Cateaton / Street, The Old Jewry, Coleman Street, Lothbury, Princes Street, Present line of buildings, Areas, 36 ft 0, (Soane) Copy of / Mr Acton's Design No 2 rec d the 4th May 1829, No 3 This design is a copy of the / first on a larger scale

Signed and dated

(17) Samuel Acton / April 1829 (18) Samuel Acton / April 1829

Hand

(17) Samuel Acton (18) Samuel Acton and Soane

Watermark

(17) watermark trimmed

Notes

Drawings 17 and 18 show a later design for the west end of Lothbury Street. Unlike earlier drawings by Samuel Acton (drawings 1 to 3) the entrance to Coleman Street is not changed and Princes Street is 36 feet wide.

Level

Drawing

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