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SM (6) 56/5/6


Preliminary survey plan with rough design for alterations and additions


6 Plan of Old Bank / Temple Street / Swansea


to a scale


as above, labelled: Garden, Privy, Dairy, B Wall, Yard / not / belonging / to the / Bank, Arched Cellar / & Wine Cellar / under this part, Drawg Room, -------- (illegible) by road side, Dwarf Wall with Iron Rails, Door, Entrance / Lobby, Bank Office, One Story only, M Counter 12 Drawers / Book edge, External Iron Guards 6'' apart, Paved, Desk, Private Office, Safe Room / or / Book Room / &c, Press, Alarum, No Guards, Chy, Door, Safe, Iron Chest, Large Cistern over / W.C., Wall 12 ftt high, 15ft high, lettered A B C D E, with key: A. Deal Desk with Closet beneath & deal / Pegs in holes above // B. Mahogany 3 flap Desk Deal framing / in front 5 ft high. Deal Pigeon holes in Desk // C. Closet with Cast Iron Door inside with / Dutch Tiles. Lower part Stone Safe // D. Mahogany Glazed Folding Door. Fanlight over // E. Old Baize Door // Walls of Bank Painted Grey. Deal Floor / behind Counter much worn

Medium and dimensions

Pencil, pen and sepia wash on laid paper with three fold marks (205 x 316)


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


Snelgrove & Son 1819


Drawing 6, a rough survey plan, shows an initial overview of the premises with dimensions and some materials noted.



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