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SM (14) 56/5/9


Site plan, Temple Street


14 Plan of the Swansea Branch Bank / Copied from Deed recd from Messrs Freshfield / 5 May 1832 & ret[urne]d the same day / to the Clerk who brought it (Mr Devonshire)


to a scale of 1/17 inch to 1 foot


as above, labelled: Corporation of Swansea, To Mr Daniel Thomas, Mr John Edmonds - North, One Hundred and Sixteen Feet three Inches, Forty two Feet six Inches, Calvert Rd Jones Esq, Castle Baily Street East, At A in the one pair of stairs of the / House is a Window which is not to / be stoned, One hundred and fifty Feet seven Inches / includes the Wall at West End, Place Street - South,Sixty four feet three Inches, Corporation of Swansea, Goat Street - West, and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • dated as being received on 5 May 1832

Medium and dimensions

Pen and wash on tracing paper (294 x 448)


Soane office (copy)


The title, which appears in a different hand to the labelling, resembles the hand of George Bailey, and was added later. The site plan shows the building to have been located on the corner of Place Street (referred to in all other plans and writings as Temple Street) and Castle Baily Street.
Messrs Freshfield were the Bank of England's solicitors.
The drawing must have been made outside of the Soane office, as drawings done on tracing paper have not yet been found within the Soane collection with the exception of some drawings in volume 42 (q.v.).



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