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image Image 1 for SM (1) 56/10/24 (2) 56/10/23
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Reference number

SM (1) 56/10/24 (2) 56/10/23

Purpose

Survey plans (2)

Aspect

1 Plan of the Ground Floor 2 Plan of the One Pair Floor

Scale

(1) bar scale of ? inch to 1 foot (2) bar scale of ¼ inch to 1 foot

Inscribed

1 as above and of the House in Clavering Place Newcastle upon / Tyne / Lately purchased by the Bank of Stephen Reed Esqre, Clavering Place, Bailey Gate, Small / House recently / Purchased by / the Bank and (pencil) dimensions given 2 as above, Bank of England Branch / Newcastle upon Tyne, labelled: Shutter & / Blinds (3 times), Shutters & blind (twice), Door (5 times), Landing, Dining Room, Closet wh (with) / Shelves, Drawing Room, Casement, French / Shutter & Blind, Venetian Shade, V[enetian] Shade, Lead Flat, Door covered / with Scarlet / Cloth, Library &c, Closet under / Window board, Bookcase, Stone / Landing, Stone Steps, Shutters, Water / Closet, Wood / Steps, Mahogany / Flap

Medium and dimensions

(1) Pen, sepia, grey and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with single-ruled border and one fold mark (401 x 545) (2) pen, red ink, sepia and blue washes, pricked for transfer on wove paper with one fold mark (636 x 440)

Hand

(1) Thomas Heath (2) George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant 1806-37, curator 1837-60)

Watermark

(1) 1821

Notes

Two survey drawings of (outlined in dark sepia wash) a house with a five-bay front, 41 feet wide and measuring 50 feet from front to back. Outlined in a light sepia wash on the left of drawing 1 and facing 'Bailey Gate' are a 'small house recently purchased by the Bank', a stable with four stalls and, behind, two yards (coloured in grey-blue wash), a dung pit, privy (added in pencil), coach house, kitchen, passages and a nondescript area 'paved with brick' (labelled as such on drawing 3). The overall site is irregular, measuring approximately 65 feet at the front and 173 feet on the Bailey Gate side. Also, in pencil, are drawn a privy and a staircase in the small house. On drawing 2, red ink shows a bookcase, door and 3 interior walls. Several materials are included in labels: scarlet cloth, stone landing, stone steps, wood steps and mahogany flap.

Level

Drawing

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