Not indicated, but just over 50 feet to 1 inch (366 feet = 7 3/20 in.)
In pen and brown ink by C19 hand at top left and above plan, 55.
Signed and dated
- Undated but datable c.1711
Medium and dimensions
Pen and brown ink with grey wash over graphite under-drawing; on laid paper, trimmed on right-hand side; the plan cut off at bottom edge of the sheet where joined to 109/56 and 57; holes in top of sheet suggest that it was originally bound to the volume at this end; 496 X 365.
IHS / IVILLEDARY
This plan belongs with the oval court scheme and is in the same hand as [8/8] (109/56 and 57). It is shown on the block plan in the RIBA Drawings Collection (Hawksmoor, /2; SA 28/6; former E5/6; Wren Society, VI, p. 84). The plan provides for 48 apartments on each level, each with a heated main room and small unheated closet room (presumably a bedroom). The rooms are linked by a central spine corridor, with cross corridors to doors on the front and back elevations. The central cross-corridor incorporates the principal flight of stairs and is articulated on both sides with pilastered doorcases.
Wren Society, VI, pl. 46, left
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